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Number 1 


Contents Page Design John Newman 5 

My Daddy's Train — A Poem Margaret Talbott Stevens 6 

Pittsburgh Employes Give Safety Rally a Royal Welcome 7 

Your Y. M. C. A. Wants You . . .' 13 

Pictures from the dreat War 16 

Victory Loan a Chalfenge 18 

The Economical Use of Coal in Railway Locomotives 19 

Food F. O. B. the Railroad Track ". 25 

Railway Club of Pittsburgh Honors J. A. Spielman with Presidency. . . 29 
"Aunt Mary" Writes to Editor About the Mysteries 

of Baseball Margaret Talbott Stevens 31 

Our Own Hall of Fame 34 

Safety Pays! C.C.Grimm 39 

John L. Mills, Representative Employe, Baltimore Division 40 

Director General Urges Railroad Men to Buy Victory 

Liberty Loan Notes 42 

Letters of a Self-Made Failure Maurice Switzer 43 

Current Events as Seen by Cartoonists 48 

The Shortage of Homes is a National Problem 50 

Changes and Promotions 51 

News from Our Boys in the Army and Navy 53 

Social Activities 59 

Woman's Department 61 

News from Washington 65 

Safety Roll of Honor 68 

Among Ourselves * 70 

|7r Published monthly at Baltimore, Maryland, by the employes 
^ of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to promote community of 
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HERBERT D. STITT, Staff Artist 
GEORGE B. LUCKEY. Staff Photographer 

Baltimore. Md. 

My Daddy's Train 

By Margaret Talbott Stevens 

File Clerk, Transportation Department 

My Daddy goes to work each day before I'm out of bed, 
But calls to me before he goes, " Good by, old sleepy head." 
An' then he takes the big choo-choo to where he works, 
you seC; 

An' no one's home here all day long but Mother, dear, an' me. 
An' Mother washes dishes then, and gets her housework done, 
An' plays with me a long, long time; oh, it's just lots of fun — 
A-making picture puzzles, building houses with my blocks, 
An' churches full of steeples, an' the steeples^ full of clocks. 
An' after lunch I take a nap; then Mother dresses me 
An' tells me lots of stories 'bout the goblin in the tree. 
Then she gets the supper ready; an when it's six o'clock, 
She gets our hats an' coats an says: "The train is in the 

She kisses me an' 'way we go, a-runnin' fast, you see. 
For we're to meet the train that brings my Daddy home to me. 
Way up the track a s'gnal shows, that's standing right 
straight out; 

That means the train is coming soon; I clap my hands and 

For Daddy's coming home, you see; the bells go "Ting, Ting, 

(I'm waiting for my Daddy, dear, that's why they always 

We hear the wh'stles blowin' as the train comes 'round the hill, 
An' Mamma hugs me closer an' she says, "Why there is Bill!" 
Then the train stops at the station; the conductor waves his 

He knows I'm Daddy's little boy, an' that I'll understand. 
An' Daddy gets right off the train an' lifts me up so high. 
An' I smile at the conductor as the train is goin' by. 
Then he puts me on his shoulder, or he takes me by the hand, 
An' we hurry home to supper an' we talk to beat the band. 
An' Daddy says when he gets old enough to use a cane. 
That my kids will come to meet nic when / ride on Daddy's 

Pittsburgh Employes Give Safety Rally 
a Royal Welcome 

Stop, Look and Listen," Says Federal Manager Galloway 

Good News From Washington of Big 
Accident Reductions 

SiAFETY is daily gaining impetus 
and influence on the Baltimore 
g^ras' and Ohio. Cumberland, Cincin- 
nati, Mt. Clare and Riverside 
have successively put new notches on the 
enthusiasm" record, but Pittsburgh, on 
April 1, perhaps reached the climax for 
enthusiasm and all-around interest in the 
big campaign. 

Moose Hall, resplendent with the Na- 
tional colors, spacious and admirably 
adapted for the rally, was filled almost to 
the point of crowding when the '^mo vie 
man" opened the meeting with pictures 
of some of our war heroes and veteran 
officials of the Railroad. The words of 
the ''Star-Spangled Banner" were then 
shown (how long — how long will this be 
necessary for an American audience) , and 
led by ''Y. M. C. A." Montignani and a 
good orchestra, the stirring old anthem 
was luetily sung. 

The opening address by John T. Brod- 
erick, superintendent of Safety and Wel- 
fare, was short and to the point. He 
was manifestly pleased with the splendid 
numbers before him and spoke with keen 
appreciation of the way the men and offi- 
cials of the Road are taking hold of 
SAFETY. He referred to the fact that 
federal manager Galloway, by his pres- 
ence at the big SAFETY raUies and by his 
earnest determination to cut down acci- 
dents, had set the pace for his co-workers, 
a stern and relentless pace but an inspir- 
ing one to those who accepted his leader- 
ship and with determination followed. 

He spoke of the inspiration which he 
himself had gained from the uncompro- 
mising stand of the U. S. Railroad Admin- 

, istration for SAFETY and referred with 
pleasure to the fact that the manager of 
the Safety Section of the Administration 
was there to bring a personal message on 
how the country-wide campaign was 
going. And he expressed his gratifica- 
tion over the fact that our railroaders in 
Pittsburgh had shown so, much interest 
in the meeting that some of them had 
volunteered their services, and that the 
men at the Glenwood shops had asked the 
privilege of having one of tb- ir number 
address the meeting. 

A. F. Duffy, the manager of the Safety 
Section of the Administration, was then 
introduced — and he brought a real mes- 

He stated that, considering it of prime 
importance, one of the first departments 
organized by the Railroad Administra- 
tion was the Safety Section, and that he 
could bring a cheering word from Wash- 
ington on the progress of the campaign. 
The figures he gave were but recently 
compiled and he expressed his pleasure 
at being able to present first to a Balti- 
more and Ohio audience the surprisingly 
good news that January, 1919, showed a 
reduction of 118 in employes killed and 
2,755 in employes injured on the railroads ^■ 
of the country, as compared with Janu- 
ary, 1918. He mentioned the several 
important regulations, such as the Coup- 
ling Law, which had had their part in 
helping bring about this reduction, but 
stated that, as the Great War was won 
only after the fullest cooperation was 
obtained between the Allies, nations and 
individuals, so onl}^ could the SAFETY 
War be won. 



He noted the presence of so many 
women in the audience and said that they 
were the ones who must plant the seeds 
of SAFETY. In the home, he explained, 
the mother says, ''Don't do this and 
that/' to the thoughtless child; why not 
to the thoughtless husband or son or 
brother in the hazardous life of the rail. 
And the safe man, he added, is the fellow 
who carries the cheer of a smiling wife 
and happy family to his work in the morn- 

supervising official can't see or report 
everything, he explained, and the growth 
of accident prevention must start with 
the ''man on the ground," who has his 
little sphere of activity and is primarily 
responsible for its SAFI^TY. And he 
disabused many present of the idea which 
often crops up in the mind of the honest 
railroader, "Why doesn't the Railroad do 
this or that to make all working condi- 
tions safe," by putting in return the ques- 

Most of These Glenwood Employes Were at the Safety Rally 
Heading from left to right are: L. O. Wible; J. Callahan, Motion Gang Foreman; J. P. Kane, Blacksmith 
Foreman; W. Pollock. Boiler Foreman: W. L. Ambrose. General Foreman; R. L. Ryan, General Machine Shop 
Foreman; I. Farrell, Steam Gang Foreman; R. L. Love, Layer Out; W. R. Tomlinson, Frame Gang Foreman. 

ing, the contented fellow whose concen- 
tration on the task of the day is not 
harassed by petty home troubles. He 
told this story to illustrate his point : 

A husband and wife, who had unfor- 
tunate quarrels, were admiring the splen- 
did efforts of a well matched team of 
horses ])ulling a heavy load up a hill. 
The quick-witted woman said signifi- 
cantly', "John, why is it that they work 
so well together." But for once her hus- 
})and was ahead of her when he turned 
the point of the story by quickly rei)lying, 
"Because there is only one tongue l)e- 
tween them." The point was not lost, 
at least on the men present. 

He asked each railroader there to use 
his eyes to see and his voice to report 
unsafe conditions and practices. The 

tion "Why is it that as individuals we 
are unable to keep our homes in perfect 
condition and repair." The answer was 
obvious, "a lack of the necessary funds," 
yet that is no good reason, he protested, 
wh}', either in the home, shop or on line, 
we should refuse to do what we can to 
help a worthy cause. 

Mr. Duffy was followed by the Cum- 
berland Hhop Quartet, brought up for 
the occasion by Mr. Montignani, the best 
(quartet the writer has heard on the Rail- 
load. (Incidentally, their "importation" 
makes one wonder, "When^ was the Pitts- 
burgh Quartet?" And "if there isn't 
one, why not?") ^ 

The Cumberland l)oys were in fine 
voice. Their first number was "Smile'' 
:in(l the encores were so heartv nnd in- 



J. E. Jones, Electrical Welder at Glenwood. enlisted on 
June 15, 1918, went across with the 145th Engineers and 
lost two fingers at St. Mihiel. J. R. Jones, Chairman of 
the Machinists' Committee, is his daddy, on the right. Both 
are boosters for Safety. 

sistent that thej then gave ''Safety 
First/' a safety song to the tune of ''I've 
Been Workin' on the Railroad/' followed 
by "If I'm Not at the Roll Call" and 
"How Can I Leave Thee." 

The quartet consisted of: J. T. Gor- 
man, electrical repairman, second tenor; 
H. E. Childs, electrician, baritone; R. C. 
Thuss, electrician, bass; C. L. Colley, 
electrician, first tenor; all from Cum- 
berland. They are an unassuming four, 
with a good selection of songs. Their 
voices blend beautifully and they have a 
perfect understrnding, rare in quartets, 
that music is not necessarily noise. 

Miss Mary Hall, daughter of a Pitts- 
burgh Division baggagemaster, was next 
introduced. She is a "very young" lady 
and made a pretty picture at the piano. 
She essayed the "Poet and Peasant Over- 
ture" of Von Suppe, as her first number, 
a difficult piece but well played for one 
of her years, and so pleased was the audi- 
ence that she gave as an encore the famil- 
iar "Humoresque" of Dvorak. 

Prolonged applause greeted the next 
speaker, E. R. Baker, Glenwood shop- 
man and president of the Federated Craft 
there, when Mr. Broderick introduced 
him. After he had succeeded in calming 
the reception of "his boys" from the 
shop, he expressed his gratification at 

being able to represent them at so im- 
portant a meeting, and at the large num- 
ber that had assembled for the ralh^ 
He said that as a member of the Glen- 
wood Shop Safety Committee he was 
ready to subscribe to the oft made state- 
ment that carelessness is the greatest 
cause of injury; that he knew it and that 
his fellows before him knew it too; that 
anybody who had seen the unhappiness 
that carelessness caused could not help 
but be as strong a SAFETY man as he 
was. He concluded his address by pay- 
ing a tribute to the superintendent of the 
Qlenwood shops, "Jack" Howe, and the 
audience evidenced their approval by 
hearty applause. 

Miss Farrell, who was next introduced, 
is not only an employe herself but also 
the daughter of an employe, and we are 
sure her "daddy" was there and must 
have been proud of her. She is a mighty 
pretty girl with a mighty attractive stage 
manner and a mighty pretty voice. She 
sang "Boy of Mine" as her first number 
and added as encores, "Dear Old Pal of 
Mine" and "All the World Will Be Jealous 
of Me." Miss Farrell is delightfully un- 
affected, has splendid poise and we predict 
a most attractive artistic career for her. 

James B. Fatkin, Machinist at Glenwood for twenty 
years. His boy enlisted on December 22, 1917, arrived in 
France, July 12, 1918. assigned to the 26th Engineers of the 
1st Army Corps, which supplied water to the boys in the 
front line. He went to see his foreman at Glenwood on 
March 28 and was back on his lob as Acety lene Welder the 
next working day. 





"Hustler" J.J. Herlihy, 
Assistant Master Mechanic on the Pittsburgh Division, has 
served the Company eighteen years. He made a great record 
on the Liberty Loan Drives and says he will see to it that 
the Victory Loan is as good as it sounds among his men. 

Mr. Galloway, federal manager of the 
Eastern Lines, was warmly welcomed as 
he came out on the platform. He caught 
the instant response of the audience by 
an appreciative allusion to Miss FarrelPs 
pleasing singing, when, referring to her 
statement that she was suffering from a 
cold, he added that if such was the case, 
he would certainly enjoy hearing her sing 
when she was not under that handicap. 
He then continued: 

''It is not an unusual experience for me 
to be talking to such an audience as this, 
for I have been among Baltimore and 
Ohio folks all my life. And now, as the 
federal manager of the Eastern Lines, it 
is going to be my pleasure to help make 
all our employes feel glad they are rail- 
road men and particularly Baltimore and 
Ohio men. 

"Born and bred almost at the threshold 
of our Mt. Clare shops in Baltimore, as 
a youngster it was my duty to take lunch 
each day to my father, who was appren- 
tice, machinist, and then a foreman there. 
In those days we Iniilt our own engines 
and my n^coUection is clear of the discus- 
sion of the 300 and 600 classes, then big 
l)ut now so small as to be practically obso- 
lete. There was no overtime in those 

days and only the oldest of our employes 
before me can appreciate the vast improve- 
ment in shop working conditions gener- 
ally since that time. 

"Later my father was transferred to 
train service, first firing and then as 
freight and passenger engineer. It w^as 
on the latter work that he lost his life and 
you shopmen can understand my deep 
personal interest in SAFETY when I tell 
you that I lost him because some one was 
careless — because some one repaired his 
engine so poorly that it caused an acci- 
dent resulting in his death. 

"Thinking about these old times today, 
I inquired about Mr. Frank Benner, for 
whom, thirty-five years ago last August, 
I went to work as a messenger in Balti- 
more. Mr. Benner was chief clerk to the 
master of transportation at the time and 
it is a great pleasure for me to tell you 
that he is here tonight, at the ripe age 
of seventy-six, and Mrs. Benner with him. 
I would like to have him talk to us were 
it not for the fact that he might tell some 
tales about me as a boy. 

"Long association with such splendid 
men as Mr. Benner has made me know^ 
and like railroaders. So when an acci- 
dent to one of them occurs, I often know 
the victim, and you can imagine how 
strongly his misfortune comes home to 
me. Only recently an accident report 

John McCabe, 

Glenwood Machinists Helper, helped boost the Safety 
Rally. He has a continuous service record of twenty-ont 
years and is a great favorite among his fellow-workers. 



Fireman C. A. Sites on left, with a service record of 
eight years; Engineer J. T. Cole on the right, of twenty 
>ears' service. These congenial partners test repaired 
engines at the Glenwood Back Shop. 

was laid on my desk about an old engi- 
neer who used to ^ive me rides as a boy. 
How I enjoyed ringing his bell and how 
sorry I was that both his legs were taken 
off because once too often he had indulged 
in an unsafe practice. That is but one 
of many such cases and I mention it to 
show how close to me such accidents to 
Baltimore and Ohio men come. 

'The suspicion which railroad men 
have had of the SAFETY movement is 
most unfortunate. But it is human — 
we are often suspicious of people who 
want to do something for us. My little 
grandson, two years old, was sick the 
other day and the doctor had to put a 
spoon in his mouth to make an examina- 
tion. Of course it contributed to the 
child's recovery, but when the doctor 
entered the room to see him the next 
day the boy said, ''No spoon in baby's 
mouth." I am glad to say, however, 
that it seems to me as if the prejudice 
against the SAFETY work is about broken 
down. There is no reason for suspicion. 
Never was a more important work started 
for the railway employe. Never were 
words more necessary for his welfare 
uttered than, "Stop, Look and Listen." 

Mr. Galloway then referred to care- 
lessness in its broader aspect and spoke 
of the chance takers among our soldiers 
on the militarv railroads in France. He 
explained how necessary it was to con- 

serve their lives and exhibited to the 
audience the interesting safety posters 
which were reproduced in the April issue 
of the Magazine. 

After expressing his appreciation for 
being able to speak so intimatelv to our 
Pittsburgh men on SAFETY, Mr. Gallo- 
way concluded his address by telling the 
following story, after first explaining that 
it carried no insinuation but that as it 
had appealed to him so much, he wanted 
others to share his enjoyment of it; it is 
known as: 

The Unknown Helper 

A cattle buyer from Chicago visiting New 
York frequenth^ made the acquaintance of a 
professional poker player at one of the large 

On his last visit "BrowTi" was not at his usual 
haunts and Mr. "C. B." from Chicago made 
inquiry of his whereabouts, as he rather liked 
the fellow and was interested in him, and per- 
haps wanted to be entertained. Tl^e hotel 
people said he had secured a position in the 
shipyard. ]\^iich surprised at this, as he had 
never heard that Brown had ev employed 
himself at anything more arduous than gambling, 
''C. B." decided to hunt him up and find out 
what had happened. 

Obtaining a pass from the proper authorities, 
after some difficulty among so many workmen 
at the shipyard, he finally located him, decked 
out in a new pair of overalls, and with at least 
an industrious appearance. 

After the usual cordial greeting, "C. B." said: 
"Brown, I was not aware you were a mechanic. 
When did you forsake your profession, and why? 
Tell me about it." 

''Well," said Brown, ''you kno-^n the State 
Defense Board got quite inquisitive about es- 
sential emplo}T2ient; gambling not being on 
their list, I had to skip out, go to work, or 
enlist. I had a political friend who had a pull 
and he landed me on this job." 

"But Brown, I didn't know you were a me- 
chanic !" 

"Neither did 1. This is all Greek to me. I 
never worked a day in my life before. I had to 
make a big bluff. Had quite an experience when 
I first came into the yard. I noticed a fellow 
followed me around everywhere I went, right 
at my heels. I was, of course, suspiv^ious and 
gave him several broad hints. No good; he 
stayed with me. Finally I could stand it no 
longer. I got him behind a pile of limiber and 
hit him a punch in the jaw. I said, 'Now you 
big duffer, go to the office and tell them all about 
it.' You see I knew he was a spy on me. I said 
to him, 'I'm no mechanic; I don't know which 
end of a hammer to use. I don't know a pair of 
calipers from a boot-jack. I couldn't hit a nail 
with a wooden mallet. I am just camouflaging 
around here to keep out of jail, or the army. 



Go ahead and tell 'em all about it. Put a mega- 
phone m the wmdow and pour it into them if 
you want to.' You see I thought the jig was up. 
I had had my swipe at him and I didn't care if 
he went the limit. The fellow held his jaw with 
both hands and with a very injured look said: 
'What-you-want-to-hit-me-fur-boss? I'm your 
helper.' " 

The SAFETY part of the meeting 
over, the floor was cleared for the danc- 
ing. The orchestra was a good one and 
a large number of devotees stayed until 
after midnight enjoying the lure of Terp- 

sichore in her many seductive forms. 
Some of the older folks went up into the 
balcony to watch young America, of the 
Pittsburgh and Glenwood species, enjo}^ 
this greatest of indoor sports. Others of* 
the old timers, however, could be seen in 
the whirling throng and easily spotted 
by their ''hop" in the old-fashioned waltz. 
So we take it that young and old had a 
profitable and pleasant time, and will be 
glad when the next SAFETY rally goes 
to Pittsburgh. 

Statement of Pension Feature 

Statement of employes who have been honorably retired during the month of March, 1919, and to 
whom pensions have been granted : 






Cain, JohnH Engineman C. T 

Carroll, Catherine Car Preparer M.*P. 

Cousins, James M Cooper I C. T. 

Cross, Leonard T Laborer M.'P. 

Gantt, Edward Baggagemaster C. T 

Montgomery, Henry. 

Ross, George H 

Slaughter, Jerome L., Sr 

Tuttle, Michael 

Wilcox, Charles F 

Engineman C. T. . . . 

Clerk C. T... . 

Machinist I'M. P. . . 

Laborer M. of W, 

Engineman j C. T. . , 

Baltimore . . . 
Baltimore. . . 
Baltimore. . . 


Philadelphia . 


Baltimore. . . 
Baltimore. . . 
Baltimore. . , 
Cleveland. . . 


The payments to pensioned employes constitute a special roll, contributed by the Company. 

During the calendar year of 1918, $322,188.20 was paid out through the Pension Feature to those 
who had been honorably retired. 

The total payments since the inauguration of the Pension Feature on October 1, 1884, amount 
to $3,642,981.00. 

The following employes, after serving the Company faithfully for a number of years, have died: 







George, Emory j Engine Watchman . . 

McOraw, Jeremiah. . . , Carpenter 

Baker, Martin Crossing Watchman. 

Brantner, Frisby T . Engineman 
Duvall, Emory B Laborer 

Murphy, George 1 Trackman 

Murphy, John I Boilermaker 

Carrico, Albert \ Laborer 

Kenney, William J . , Junction Transfer 

M. P. . Connellsville 

M.ofW. Cumberland. 

C. T . Philadelphia. 

C. T.. Cumberland. 

M. of W. Martinsburg 


M.ofW. Cleveland.. 

M. P... Chicago 

M. P. . Cumberland. 

C. T 


Feb. 27, 1919. 
Jan. 16, 1919 
Mar. 11, 1919 
Mar. 10, 1919 

Mar. 12, 1919. 
Mar. 20,1919. 
Mar. 24, 1919 
Mar. 24, 1919. 

Mar. 30, 1919 





Your Y. M. C. A. Wants YOU 

First Annual Continental Railroad Extension Program Begins 

Week May 18-24 

Permit me to thaijbk you for the valuable services and assist- 
ance which the Y. M. C. A. has rendered to the American Ex- 
peditionary Force in handling these exchanges. Handicapped 
by a shortage of land transportatio7i, the Y. M. C. A. has by 
extra exertion served the army better than ivould have been ex- 
pected, and you may be assured that its aid has been d large 
factor in the final great accomplishments of the American army. 

— Pershing. 

BECONSTRUCTION is the order 
of the day. And it would be 
strange if the Railroad Y. M. C. 
A., with its long record of accom- 
plishments, were not in the vanguard 
with its program. For war has taken its 
toll among the secretaries and members 
of the Railroad Associations, and has 
brought in its train new problems of 
organization, of Low best to win the sup- 
port of the hundreds of thousands of 
workers not yet in complete sympathy 
with railroad work. 

The Railroad Y. M. C. A. management 
therefore presented to delegates com- 
posed of railroad officials, brotherhood 
men, railroad laj^men and railroad secre- 
taries, in the railroad regions at Toronto, 
New York, Philadelphia, Roanoke, At- 
lanta, St. Louis and Chicago, its plan for 
reconstruction, and at each of these 
places the following program was unani- 
mously adopted : 

1. That the three hundred Railroad 
''Y" Associations would ^'get together," 
''work together" and ''stay together" as 
as an organization all the time. 

2. (a) That all membership dues 
should become payable April 30, each 

(6) That every association would join 
in a Continental Membership and Finan- 

cial Week the week prior to April 30, 
each year, and secure all of the renewals 
and new members needed for le year. 

3. The good results of this plan are as 

(a) The members, through organized 
effort, will do the work with much better 

(b) Thousands of laymen will be de- 
veloped into supporters and friends of the 

(c) Continental advertising and plans 
will permit of a more economical and 
comprehensive work. 

(d) Members will be put on a per- 
manent basis, so that the loss in renewals 
will be very small, 

(e) Guarantees a maximum member- 
ship for all associations. 

(f) Best of all, secures all the members 
and money at one time, thereby pro- 
viding time and means for the secretaries 
and directors to set up a real program of 
•activities to be carried out with the 
same enthusiasm by many of the same 

(g) Instead of confining work to those 
using the building, the "Y" will be able 
to go out and conquer an untouched 
territory and secure members who will 
be glad unselfishly to serve their railroad 
brothers, if properly organized. 




4. The most important and signifi- 
cant part of the recommendations adop- 
ted by the delegates, is that each associa- 
tion at the same time ever}^ yesLV will 
work* together in competition as a con- 
tinental organization in an ADVANCED 
PROGRAM which will comprehend some 
of the following activities: 

Religious Work 

Create committees and set in motion 
reUgious meetings, bible classes, .personal 
work, visiting the sick, etc. 

Thrift Week 

Create sentiment; rainy day coming; 
concrete ways of saving; own your own 
home; how to buy; saving small amounts; 
make a family budget. 

Educational Week 

Practical talks; discussion clubs; stere- 
opticon and motion pictures, etc. 

Patriotism and Sociability Week 

Celebrations of 4th of July, Washing- 
ton's, Lincoln's and Lee's birthdays; 
Labor Day, Christmas, New Year's Day, 
World's War and World's Peace, etc. 

Hei^lth and Happiness Week 

Boiled down to a minimum, a very few 
rules, thoroughly understood, will guaran- 
tee health to most people, and it is pro- 
posed to discover and emphasize these 
among the railroad men of America. For 
instance, fresh air, exercise, sanitation 
and cleanliness will be pointed out as 
necessary to health. While a clear con- 
science, freedom from worry, un elfish- 
ness and a trust in God will be shown as 
the milestones to happiness. 

Result of the Program 

The 300 railroad associations will be 
like 300 wagons, loaded with a big pro- 
gram of service and instead of each pull- 
ing its load alone, all the wagons will be 
Hnked together, and many thousands 
pulling and pushing to reach the goal at 
the top of the hill. 

This First Annual Continental Rail- 
road^ Extension Program will have its 
big Membership Week, May 18 to 24. 
The organization will be patterned after 
that of the United States Railroad Ad- 
ministration, with a director general, 
regional director and system chairmen 
and directors. For the Baltimore and 
Ohio it is a pleasure to state that our 
federal director of Eastern Lines, C. W. 
Galloway, will be the chairman, as will 
the leading officials of other systems and 
regions for other sub-divisions. 

The point which has been emphasized 
by the Y. M. C. A. men at all the pre- 
liminary meetings, at New York, when 
John Moore, the senior railroad secretary 
of the International Committee, presided, 
at Baltimore, when H. O. WilHams, 
regional secretary for this region, pre- 
sided, is that the Membership Week is 
but a necessary preliminary to the more 
important reconstruction work to follow. 
Without the workers, the far reaching 
program for the weeks of intensive al- 
truistic endeavor which will begin in the 
autumn of this year, would be impossible. 
The field is a big one and the plan for its 
cultivation well thought out. The har- 
vest on our own Baltimore and Ohio will 
be big and of ample reward when our 
workers give themselves unselfishly to 
the call of this first Membership Week. 

When the Veteran 

"puts one over" on a SAFETY rule, he is damning some inexperienced employe into 
the life of a cripple or the oblivion of an early grave. He owes it to himself to be SAFE, 
but how much more he owes it to the yoimg fellow who so eagerly follows his example ! 

— Charles Fox, Safety Committeeman, Indiana Division 

The King of Italy's Train, with President Wilson on board, passing through the Alps, Italy, on January 2. 

U. S. Signal Corps snapshots of the disturbances in' Berlin. From a window of the Chancellory in Berlin, 
Herr Scheidemann harangues the crowd of Spartacans in the behalf of the Ebert-Scheidemann 
regime In the course of the speech a photographer for the U. S. Signal Corps snapped this picture of the speech 
maker and the audience. 

With the American Army of Occupation in Germany. German field pieces, surrendered to the Americans 
under the terms of th. Armistice, being unloaded in the freight yards at Coblenz, Germany, by Yanks of the 
56th U. S. Pioneers 

Brooms— For a Clean Sweep. Scenes in the American Service of Supply in France. A stock of 800,000 brooms 
was on hand in France at the close of hostilities for the use of the Army of the Clean Sweep. The view above is 
of a corner of the U. S. Quartermaster Corps broom warehouse in Cievres. 

Victory Loan a Challenge 

^ The War was not won when the Hun pleaded for Armistice. Often 
he cried "Kamerad" when hard-pressed, then, hiding behind this token 
of surrender, wh'pped out a pistol or knife and treacherously killed 
his more generous enemy. Is it not possible that the whining and 
snorting now coming from Berlin is but the national cry of the 
German, " Kamerad," and back of it, woe for that nation or group of 
nations which trusts the oft-violated word? Many people think so! 

^ We may be sure, however, that all Germany will watch eagerly the 
result of our final Liberty Loan Campaign; anxious to see if our morale 
is still good, to know if we remember our seventy odd thousand who lie 
in France, and their brothers, there and here, who will carry to their 
graves the wounds made by Hunnish treachery. They are as keen 
now to say "America forgets" as they were sure during the early days 
of the War that "America didn't care." But Americans of the right 
sort won't forget as Americans of the right sort did care. 

^ This Victory Loan is perhaps the greatest challenge that has yet 
faced us. The quickening spirit of the far-flung battle line is now 
gone — please God, forever — but we are poor stuff indeed to lose our 
inspiration to duty just because the fight seems over. 

^ After all has been said about why we should subscribe, the first and 
last reasons yet remain— it is our duty. To be sure the boys must 
be brought back, the cripples helped and the dead honored. To be 
sure we should be thankful that the killing of our boys seems finished, 
with, relatively speaking, so few of our homes in mourning, and we 
should make it a Loan of Thanksgiving. To be sure, as provident 
citizens, we should recognize its value as an investment and subscribe 
for that reason. But first and last we should subscribe because it 
is our duty, because we are members of the most blessed country in 
the world and given the privilege of backing that country whose free 
institutions give us our prosperity. We should subscribe because the 
honor of America is at stake, our America, and all the world looks on. 


The Economical Use of Coal in Railway 


(Continued from April issue of Magazine) 

The following article is selected from a recent bulletin of the Engineering Experiment Station, University of Illinois. 
This bulletin was prepared by a Committee consisting of 

J. M. Snodgrass, Assistant Professor of Railway Mechanical Engineering (Chairman) . 

Major E. C. Schmidt, United States Railroad Fuel Conservation Section, United States Railroad 

H. H. Stock, Professor of Mining Engineering. 
S. W. Parr, Professor of Applied Chemistry. 

C. S. Sale, Assistant to Director, Engineering Experiment Station. 
The Committee was assisted by an Advisory Committee consisting of 

E W. Pratt, Assistant Superintendent Motive Power, Chicago and North Western Railway. 

W. L. Robinson, Supervisor Fuel Consumption, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. 

A. N. Willsie, Chairman Fuel Committee, Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. 

Timothy Shea, Acting President, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. 

A. B. Garrettson, President, Order of Railway Conductors of America. 

W. S. Stone, Grand Chief, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. 

O. P. Hood, Chief Mechanical Engineer, Bureau of Mines. 

D. M Myers, Advisory Engineer on Fuel Conservation, United States Railroad Administration. 

C. R. Richards, Dean College of Engineering and Director Engineering Experiment Station, University 
of Illinois. 

Each jnember ^f this Advisory Committee personally reviewed the original manuscript. The bulletin was issued 
with a full understanding and appreciation of the intelligent and widespread effort which railroad men are making to save 
coal. It was intended to increase the interest in the subject and to give helpful suggestions toward further fuel saving. 

p . , , — . „4. 

■gTjlN the April issue of the Employes 
^ 1 Magazine the above subject was 
considered in its general aspect, 
' and emphasis was laid on the 
fact that the economical use of coal in 
locomotives is a matter of general respon- 
sibihty in the operating department. 
The departments especially interested 
were mentioned and it was pointed out 
how they could help in the vital question 
of fuel economy. What follows develops 
the question more in detail from the 
standpoint of the engine crew, who are, 
after all, the most potent factors in the 
campaign to save coal. — Ed. 

Fuel Consumption While Hauling Trains 

Four-fifths of all locomotive fuel are 
used while the locomotive is in operation 
actually hauling trains. For the year 
1918 this will amount to about 120,- 
000,000 tons of coal. The large amount 
of coal involved adds emphasis to the 
desirability of employing any means 
which may be available to effect greater 
economy in the use of fuel in locomotives 
during the time they are performing use- 

ful work. Since locomotives are directly 
under the charge of the engineer and fire- 
man at this time, the responsibility lies 
largely with them. 

Firing instructions both printed and 
verbal are commonly based upon the 
assumption that the locomotive is in good 
condition. While losses due to defects in 
design and improper maintenance may be 
great, engineers and firemen should recog- 
nize that, with any locomotive, whatever 
its general condition, the difference be- 
tween careful and skilful operation and 
firing, and poor and indifferent operation 
may easily account for five or ten per cent, 
of the coal required to perform a given 
amount of work. 

Firing Instructions 

Instructions regarding level firing and 
the avoidance of banks, holes and clink- 
ers, and regarding door control, blower 
operation, and grate operation, relate to 
the supplying of the proper amount of air 
and the thorough admixture of this air with 
the burning fuel. Instructions relating to 
firing at a uniform rate, to spreading the 



Figure 1. The Uniform Fire 

coal, and to closing the firedoor are largely 
aimed at securing a sufficiently high and 
uniform firebox temperature. 

A level, bright fire should be main- 
tained. In general also the fire should be 
as light as is consistent with the work 
which the locomotive is doing and with 
the character of the fuel being used. 
Certain precautions are to be observed 
in maintaining a light, bright, and level 
fire. Large lumps of coal should not be 
fired;. they tend to make the fire uneven. 
All large lumps should be broken into 
pieces not larger than three or four inches. 

Apply fresh coal to the parts of the fire 
which are the brightest and thinnest, that 
is, where the coal is needed most to keep 
the fire level and uniformly bright. 

Fire the coal in small amounts and at 
regular intervals. One or two shovelsful 
at a firing should ordinarily give the best 
results. With large fireboxes and high 
rates of comlmstion it is often found nec- 
essary to apply from three to five shovels- 
ful. In any case each shovelful should 
be spread to that part of the fire where it 
is most needed to keep the firebed level 
and to keep the fire as a whole as bright 
as possible. 

Large amounts of coal applied at one 

firing give off so large a volume of gases 
that they cannot all be burned before 
escaping from the firebox; consequently 
firebox temperatures are lowered, and the 
air supply through the grate is restricted 
or broken up into uneven streams. The 
result is poor cumbustion and coal loss. 
Proper mixture of air and fuel, and suffi- 
ciently high firebox temperatures produce 
good firebox conditions. Uniformity in 
the firing of coal, that is, the firing of 
small amounts at regular intervals, pro- 
motes these conditions. 

Firing instructions concerning the 
spreading of the coal, cross firing, and fir- 
ing slightly heavier next the firebox sheets 
to prevent excessive air entering along the 
sides and ends are intended, first, to help 
in securing a sufficient but not too great 
air supply through the fuel bed, and sec-- 
ondly, to insure the mixing of the air 
thoroughly with the burning fuel. The 
fuel bed being uniform and of equal thick- 
ness throughout, the air will come through 
it in a uniform manner and so be more or 
less thoroughly mixed both with the fuel 
burning on the grate and with the burn- 
ing gases arising from the fuel bed. 

Figure 1 illustrates a level uniform fire 
in which a uniform supply of air is passing 



through the fuel bed, good admixture of 
air, fuel and gases is taking place, and a 
high firebox temperature is being main- 
tained. These three conditions result in 
practically complete combustion and in 
the greatest possible fuel economy. 

Figures 2 and 3 show firebeds in which 
banks have been permitted to form either 
because of heavy firing under the firedoor 
or because of uneven firing on other parts 
of the grate. FigTire 4 shows a hole or spot 
in the fire. Firebeds in which bad clink- 
ers have formed constitute another ex- 
ample of poor firing conditions. Banks, 
holes, and clinkers all tend to interfere 
with the uniform flow of air through the 
fuel bed. Banks and clinkers restrict the 
flow of air through parts of the bed and 
accelerate it through other parts. Holes 
permit large amounts of cold air to flow 
through them and retard the flow of air 
through other parts of the fuel bed. Un- 
due lack of uniformity in the fuel bed 
interferes with a uniform supply of air, 
prevents the proper mixing of air and 
fuel, and tends to lower the temperature 
of the firebox. 

In general, it may be said that it 
should be easier to maintain good firebox 
conditions where there is a brick arch and 
that the bad effects due to banks or holes 

will be reduced through the action of the 
arch. The arch produces a much longer 
average path for the gas to travel from 
the surface of the firebed to the flues, thus 
permitting and assisting in a more inti- 
mate mixture of the air with the burning 
gases. The hot arch brick also assists in 
maintaining a uniform temperature in the 
firebox. In all the figures the attempt 
has been made to illustrate certain com- 
bustion conditions as related to air supply, 
air mixture and firebox temperature, and 
to emphasize the importance of maintain- 
ing proper conditions in these respects 
irrespective of any particular firebox or 
type of locomotive. 

Care should he exercised in shaking 
grates, the purpose of which operation 
should be to remove such ash and clinker 
as may be necessary in order to admit 
sufficient air but to avoid distwhing the 
fuel bed so much that holes or additional 
clinker may he formed. Preferably the 
grates should be shaken when the locomo- 
tive is standing, since holes are likely to 
result from shaking the grates when run- 
ning. Some eastern coals ma>- be burned 
with practically no shaking of the grates. 

The firedoor should, in general, be 
closed immediately after each shovelful of 
coal is fired. This practice prevents an im- 

Figure 2. Bank in the Fire 


Figure 3. Banks in the Fire 

proper air supply, which cannot properly 
mix with the burning gases and helps 
maintain a uniform firebox temperature. 
When the firedoor is w^ide open a large 
volume of cold air rushes into the firebox. 
This cold air lowers the firebox tempera- 
ture, and being in one large stream, does 
not readily become mixed with the gases 
arising from the fuel bed. Too much air 
may be supplied through the firedoor 
under almost all firing conditions. 

Immediately after a shovelful of coal is 
thrown on the fire, the gases arising from 
that coal require more air above the fuel 
bed than is otherwise needed. Leaving 
the firedoor on the latch is sometimes 
advantageous at this time since it allows 
a certain amount of air to enter. In gen- 
eral, however, the ashpan openings, the 
grate openings, and the condition of the 
firebed are such that the greater part of 
the air required for combustion is drawn 
Ihrough the grates and the opening or 
j)artial opening of the firedoor to supply 
air rendered unnecessary. In all cases 
the instructions regarding the firedoor are 
aimed at the prop(!r air supply, the proper 
mixing, and Ihe maintenance of a high 
fire})OX temperature. 

The })lower should not be so used as to 
draw an unnecessarily large amount of air 

through the firebox. The throttle should 
not be so operated as to disturb the fire- 
bed and the slipping of drivers should be 
avoided since the firebed is disturbed 
through the violent action resulting from 
the exhaust steam. 

The waste of steam through the safety 
valve should he avoided at all times. Care- 
ful attention to the handling of the fire at the 
time of a stop or when standing or drifting 
ivill prevent blowing off and wasting fuel. 

Careful attention to the handhng of the 
injectors will save coal in several ways. 
Waste of steam through safety valves 
may be prevented through the use of 
the injector. The water level in the 
boiler should never be so high as to cause 
water or very moist steam to be carried 
over to the superheater or to the cylinders. 
A very serious fuel loss may occur from 
this cause. In general the injectors 
should feed the boiler at a fairly uniform 
rate. It is often possible to make firebox 
conditions more nearly uniform and more 
satisfactory through the operation or 
regulation of the injectors. When the 
demand upon the locomotive is hght, the 
operation of the injectors makes the de- 
mand upon the firebox somewhat heavier; 
and when the demand upon the locomo- 
tive is heavy, a reduction in the amount 



of water supplied makes the demand upon 
the firebox Ughter than would otherwise 
be the case. The injectors should feed 
the water required by the boiler in such 
manner as to assist in maintaining uni- 
form and satisfactory firebox conditions 
and they should not be so handled as to 
occasion dire'ct loss of steam through the 
safety valves, or to cause priming. 

The reverse lever and throttle should 
always be so handled as to use the mini- 
mum amount of steam. The following 
extracts concerning throttle opening and 
reverse lever control are taken from the in- 
structions concerning fuel economy which 
have been adopted as recommended prac- 
tice by the American Railway Master 
Mechanics' Association. 

''The locomotive should be operated 
with a full throttle opening (except when 
starting or drifting) when the cut-off is 
twenty-five per cent, of the stroke, or 
greater; but if twenty-five per cent, cut- 
off with full throttle gives more power or 
speed than is needed, the reverse lever 
should be left at twenty-five per cent, 
cut-off and the throttle partly closed as 
necessary. With locomotives using super- 
heated steam it is well to use fifteen per 
cent, cut-off instead of twenty-five per 
cent., as mentioned. 

''Superheater locomotives should be op- 
erated with a full throttle opening and 
reverse-lever control, as far as service 
conditions will permit, the exceptions be- 
ing: When starting a train, when using a 
ver}' small quantity of steam, and when 

The careful handling of the throttle 
and reverse lever saves steam at the 
cylinders and also makes it possible 
for the fireman to do his work more 
easily and with a greater saving of fuel 
in the firebox. 

Certain other firing precautions relat- 
ing to injector operation or firing in anti- 
cipation of heavy demands for steam are 
for the purpose of avoiding unusual 
"peaks" in the demand made on the fire- 
box and the uneconomical forcing of the 
fire. Very heavy firing is wasteful as 
compared with moderate rates of firing. 
Where demands upon the locomotive, 
such as may be caused by a heavy grade, 
can be anticipated, a somewhat gradual 
building up of the fire will help to equalize 
the demands made upon the firebox. 
This practice will to a certain f^xtent pre- 
vent high rates of combustion and so will 
1)6 economical of fuel. The careful opera- 
tion of the injectors before and during 
such "peaks" and the careful operation 

Figure 1. Hole in the Fire 



of the locomotive as a whole, together 
with the handling of the fire to the best 
advantage, will do much to prevent the 
necessity for very high rates of combus- 
tion and the loss of fuel which attends 
such periods of forced firing. 

Still other precautions are for the pur- 
pose of eliminating or reducing coal losses 
which occur more or less independently 
of the efficiency of the combustion pro- 
cess. Coal when placed on tenders should 
he trimmed so that there shall be no loss 
through falling off on the road bed. Coal 
should not be allowed to fall or blow away 
from the engine deck. The sprinkler hose 
should be used enough to keep down dust 
and to prevent fine coal from blowing 

Unnecessary stops for coal or water or 
other unnecessary stops which may be 
within the control of the engine crew 
should not be made. Each stop and start 
requires the burning of additional coal. 
Prevention of delays of this kind in so far 
as they may come within the control of 
enginemen will save coal. 

The direct loss of coal or partially 
burned coal through the grates to the ash- 
pan should, of course, be prevented in so 
far as possible. The careful handling of 
the grates and the exercise of eare when 
starting, cleaning or banking fires will 
save coal. 

Locomotives should not be brought into 
terminals with a fire heavier than is neces- 
sary properly to handle the train and the 
locomotive. A large fire which must burn 
out or be dumped when the fire is cleaned 
means a direct waste of fuel. 

Every pound of steam which can be 
saved in the operation of the air pumps 
or in the use of other steam using devices 
and every steam leak which can be pre- 
vented or stopped means a corresponding 
saving of fuel. In like manner the eco- 
nomical use of air means coal economy. 
Air leaks and wastes oftefi mean much 
larger coal losses than is commonly realized. 

It takes extra power to operate valves 
and other parts of the locomotive mech- 
anism which are not properly lul)ricated 
and this waste of power moans a wastes 
of coal. 

The economical useof si(;ain, other than 
in the main cylinders, the economical use 

of air, the prevention of leaks whether of 
coal, water, steam, air or heat, and proper 
lubrication, all mean economy and coal 

The Significance of Smoke 

The emission of visible smoke from the 
stack of a locomotive is evidence of the 
presence of unconsumed volatile matter 
and soot, or the heavy distillates of coal, 
and indicates that conditions in the fire- 
box are not such as to promote fuel 
economy. The direct loss represented by 
the smoke itself is not serious, but the 
conditions of which smoke is an indication 
may often result in waste. 

The prevention of smoke depends to a 
large extent upon an adequate air supply, 
its proper mixture with the combustible 
gases, and the maintenance in the com- 
bustion chamber or firebox of a tempera- 
ture sufficiently high to insure the ignition 
and combustion of the distillates arising 
from the coal. These distillates must be 
heated quickly and kept at a high tem- 
perature until the process of combustion 
is completed. The brick arch is an aid 
in promoting better conditions in the fire- 
box and consequently in reducing smoke, 
since it helps to mix the air and gases and 
to maintain a uniformly high firebox tem- 

In general, it should be recognized that 
the emission of smoke is an indication of 
unsatisfactory conditions in the firebox 
which should be corrected as promptly 
as possible. 

The discharge from locomotive smoke 
stacks contains not only the unconsumed 
distillates of coal but an amount of cin- 
ders and unburned fuel particles which 
have a unit heating value equivalent to 
about three-fourths that of the original 
fuel. This discharge of cinders varies 
according to the rate of combustion from 
a fraction of one per cent, to as much as 
twenty per cent, of the coal fired. The 
amount discharged at high rates of com- 
bustion is proportionately much greater 
than at low rates. For this reason, as for 
others which are discussed elsewhere, 
firemen should endeavor to maintain as 
low and uniform a rate of combustion as 
will iiHHit the demands upon the locomo- 

Food F. O. B. the Railroad Track 

"Tom" Hastings, Assistant Freight Agent, Finds Pleasure and 
Profit in His Victory Garden 

WiELL, I certainly am glad I went in 
for this war gardening last year," 
was the cheerful comment of 
"Tom" Hastings, assistant freight 
agent, to ''Ed" Williams, stationmaster, 
as the latter entered the baggage room. 
''So you found it interesting, did you?" 
"Interesting?" T.ith a satisfied smile. 
"Yes, and far more than that. I never 
did anything in my life before that gave 
me so much real pleasure. I got a lot of 
fun out of it, but the work was profitable 

to me in a hundred ways. I wish there 
was some way in which I could get the 
message to all the boys along the line, 
telling them the value of raising some of 
their own food." 

"Tell me about it," said the genial 
stationmaster, "and perhaps I can help 
you to get your message across." 

"Why, it would be worth a small for- 
tune to every man on the rtad," con- 
tinued the enthusiastic young freight 
agent, "if he could know how valuable 




this gardening work is. I never would 
have believed it if I had not tried it for 
myself. When the Company posted those 
notices last spring along the line telling 
us we could have a piece of land to culti- 
vate if we wanted it. I thought I would go 
in for it just for the fun of the thing. I 
did not beheve that I could accomplish 
much. But then I knew there was a big 
demand for food and that we would need 
more as the war progressed; so I said to 
myself it was my patriotic duty to help a 
little. I never thought it would amount 
to much." 

''You took that little plot over near 
the far end of the Washington Street 
siding, didn't you," asked Williams. 

"Yes," Hastings went on, "and do you 
know everybody told me when I started 
in that I wouldn't be able to raise a bean 
pole on that ground, that it was nothing 
l)ut cinders. But do you know I raised 
enough food there to keep us in vege- 
ta})les all summer long, and besides Mrs. 
Hastings put up a lot for winter, so that 
we had to buy very little in the way of 
panned goods all winter long. 

"But the best thing about it all was 
not the amount of food we raised, al- 
though I know that helped a little bit, 
but the other benefits we got out of it. 
In the first place, it taught us to save. 
We had never been able to lay b}- any 
money before, but now I have a little 

bank balance in addition to having 
bought three Liberty bonds and a book 
full of War Saving stamps. It was largely 
because of the money we were saving on 
market bills that we were able to do this. 
Then, too, I got so interested in that 
garden work that I did not have so 
much time and mone}^ to spend for other 

"I tell you, Mr. Wilhams, that if every 
man along the line knew how much profit 
and how much enjoyment he could get 
out of gardening he would not fail to find 
a little plot somewhere to cultivate. If 
he has no back yard of his ow^n and no 
vacant lot near his home which he can 
use, he ougljt to take advantage of the 
Company's offer and take up one of the 
pieces of land which he can have for the 
asking. I tell you I am never going to 
be without a garden again. The wife and 
the children took as much interest in it 
as I did. They helped with the work, 
and I know that the children are better 
off for it. Besides, they learned a lot. 
Billie wrote an essay on gardening which 
took first prize at school. 

"Every railroad man will be benefitted 
individually if he will plant a garden and 
help feed himself. But, of course, he 
should consider also the service he is per- 
forming for his country and the world. 
There has never been a time before when 
there was so great a demand for food. 





Every bit produced adds that much to 
the supply and helps to keep someone 
from going hungry. While I was helping 
myself I kept that thought in mind also. 
I kept saying to myself: 'Tom, old boy, 
every quart of beans you grow, every 
bunch of beets and carrots, is releasing 
that much extra food to be sent to Europe 
where so many millions of innocent suffer- 
ers, poor men and women and children, 
who were in no way responsible for the 
war, are starving because they cannot get 
the food they need. It was not to be had 
in many of those countries at any price. 
Those people were just as dear to some- 
one as my wife and my little son and 
daughter are to me. If every man could 
look at it that \/ay, Mr. Williams, I be- 
lieve he would put in every spare minute 
this year in cultivating a little plot of 
ground somewhere." 

''Well, you will be glad to know, Tom," 
said the stationmaster, "that the Com- 
pany has made the same offer this year as 
last, and that any man who wants a piece 
of land somewhere along the right-of-way 
can have it. The officials are very anx- 
ious to do all they can to have every 
square foot of this land planted. They 
are patriotically cooperating to help in- 
crease the nation's food supplies, so that 
the vast quantities which are needed in 
Europe to prevent millions from starving 
may be shipped." 

"And think what it would mean if every 

man on every railroad in the United 
States were producing some food," said 
Hastings. "Even if each one of them 
raises only a small amount, when you take 
it altogether it would make a great quan- 
tity. It is the little things these days 
that count, I tell you. It was the little 
dimes and dollars that made up the mil- 
lions raised for the Red Cross, the little 
'baby bonds' and small Liberty bonds 
which ran up into the hundreds of mil- 
lions and helped us to win. I have put 
in my name for that same piece of land 
this year, and besides I am going to plant 
a little vacant lot across the street from 
my house which the owner has said 
I could have. And my increased pro- 
duction this year will enable me to go 
in on Victory bonds a little stronger. 
That means more money in the bank 
for me." 

"Yes," said Williams, "and the need 
for growing food in the Victory gardens 
this year is just as great as was the need 
for growing food in war gardens last 
year and the year before. The United 
States has promised to send enty mil- 
lion tons of food to Europe this year. 
That is a big order; but we can do it with- 
out skimping ourselves; and if the home 
gardeners will all get busy we can make it 
more. Such a thing as too much food 
grown this year, and for several years to 
come, will be impossible.. Every bit of it 
will be used." 







There were gardens of all sorts along 
the railroads of the country last summer. 
Potatoes and beans and cabbages were 
growmg close to the tracks, by the side of 
smoking roundhouses and busy repair 
shops, on the lots back of the crossing 
watchman's little box house, and in many 
places right up to the station platforms. 
Reports to the National War Garden 
Commission of Washington from all parts 
of the country showed the active support 
the railroads and their patriotic employes 
gave to this movement. The service thus 
rendered was of immense value; how 
great, it would never be possible to deter- 
mine in actual figures or in dollars and 
cents. It could not be measured in 
that way. But in addition to what the 
railroad men themselves did it was an 
inspiration to many of the other war gar- 
deners of the United States. 

With the need for food greater this year 
than ever before it is hoped there will be a 
much larger number of Victory gardens 
than there were war gardens. War 
munition plants are being turned into 
peace plants; and so the war gardens have 
become Victory gardens. They are 
needed now in the world war for food. 
That terrible enemy Hunger, with his 
grim attendants Pestilence and Panic, 
must l)(i driven from the globe. The 
home food produccis must help. 

'J'he laihoarl men of the United States 

are back of this great campaign for more 
'Tood F. O. B. the Kitchen Door" and, 
according to reports to the National War 
Garden Commission of Washington, which 
is conducting a nation-wide campaign, it 
is believed the railroad men will go over 
the top in their Victory gardens this year 
as they did in war gardening last year and 
help to win the new war — the war for 
food. J. L. Edwards, director of the agri- 
cultural section of the United States Rail- 
road Administration, recently called upon 
the regional directors and their assistants 
to cooperate in this good work and from 
the replies received it is plain that the 
message will be spread. One reply to his 
letter said : ' 'We feel that the war garden 
is a permanent fixture in practically all 
parts of our territory where gardening is 
possible." Another said: ''We expect 
to continue our efforts along this line 
with more vigor than we did last year." 
If you want information on how to plant 
and care for a garden, send a two-cent 
stamp to the National War Garden Com- 
mission, Washington, which will mail a 
copy of its garden manual to anyone who 
wants it. 

Let there be no idle land this year. Put 
it all to work and help to feed a hungry 
world and starving nations abroad at the 
same time that you are helping yourself. 


Railway Club of Pittsburgh Honors 
J. A. Spielman with Presidency 

Live Executive Enrolling Many of Our Employes as Members 

^j] A. SPIELMAN, assistant to the 
I J general superintendent of the 
^^^M Pennsylvania District, was elect- 
ed President of the Railway 
Glub of Pittsburgh in November, 1918. I 
Mr. Spielman is an intensely loyal Balti- « 
more and Ohio man and through his 
enthusiastic work in promoting the inter- i 
ests of the Club, has brought into its 
membership many of our officials and 
employes. This works two ways: it 
strengthens the Club in its pro-railroad ; 
activities, and it brings before many of 
our employes the best railroad thought 
of the day and makes their influence felt 
from the individual and Company stand- 
point. i\^ould that we had more such 
Railroad Clubs with hundreds of mem- 
bers among our employes, and whose 
power for their own good and that of the 
Railroad might be felt in ever-widening i 
circles. ; 

The twelve hundred-odd members of 
this Club get together for a luncheon in 
the Americus Club Building at Pitts- 
burgh on the last Thursday of each 
month, when reports and discussions for 
the improvement of railway operation are < 
given, and a closer relationship between 
railroad men is brought about. The 
membership includes foremen in all \ 
branches of railroad work, other minor 
officials, and most of the prominent rail- 
road men in and near Pittsburgh. In 
fact the membership is entirely cosmo- ! 
politan and it is quite the usual thing to ] 
find executives and their subordinates ] 
lunching together and discussing inti- i 
mately the vital problems that affect the j 
general situation. 

The possibilities and influence of this 
body for good are great. This was recog- 
nized when H. C. Woodbridge, Super- 
visor Fuel Conservation Section, United 
States Railroad Administration, request- 
ed a special meeting of the Club for 
inaugurating a campaign on Fuel Con- 
servation in August last. This was at- 
tended by all the leading railroad men in 
the Pittsburgh District. 

A recent address on ''Good Firing" is 
a fine illustration of the comprehensive 
way such a subject is treated at the Club 
luncheons. The lecturer i^rought with 
him a most illuminating motion picture 
which told his story as hours of talking 
could not have. The back of the boiler 
on a modern locomotive was shown as 
the permanent ''background" of the pic- 
ture. The train was running at high 
speed and every detail was faithful to 
actual firing because it was actual firing. 
Into this background came in turn a green 
fireman, then an average fireman and 
finally an expert fireman. Each of them 
had small electric lights fastened to his 
wrists and his knees and the movement 
of these fights in the picture vividly por- 
trayed the difference between the halting, 
jerky and confused movements of the 
green fireman and the rhythmic and regu- 
lar curves which the expert described in 
the air. As Mr. Spielman expressed it, 
"the former's efforts at firing under the 
searching eye of the motion camera looked 
fike an irregular tangle of lights, while the 
practiced movements of the latter were 
the mechanically repeated ti-aceries of a 
gently curving design." 

Other recent subjects discussed at 




these meetings are : ' ' Wanted— A Freight 
Car," by A. M. Schoyer, Resident 
President of the Pennsylvania Railroad 
in Chicago; ''Supervision," by J. L. 
Wilkes, Supervisor of Transportation in 
the Alleghen}' 

Region for the 
Railroad Admin- 
istration; "Our 
in the Present 
Crisis," by John 
F. Lent. These 
addresses are fol- 
lowed by ques- 
tions to the 
speakers and by 
free discussion; 
addresses and 
the questions and 
answers follow- 
ing are printed 
in attractive 
pamphlet form 
each month and 
distributed to 
the members of 
the Club. 

One meeting 
each year dis- 
cusses M. C. B. 
rules and the 
adopted are sent 
to the annual 
M. C. B. conven- 
tion in Atlantic 
City, where they 
play an import- 
ant part in^ the 
final proceedings. 

Mr. Spielman 
is anxious to enroll as many Baltimore 
and Ohio men as he can during the year 
as President of the Club. There is no 
})etter way for our employes to widen their 
circle of railroad acquaintances and to 
l)roa(len their vision of the all-important 
raiload situation as it exists today. 

J. A. Spielman, 
Assistant to the General Superintendent, Pennsylvania Distr 

Mr. Spielman is a graduate of the^High 
School at Tiffin, Ohio, and of Ohio State 
University at Columbus, Ohio. He came 
with the Baltimore and Ohio on March 
14, 1880, as assistant on engineer corps, 

Chicago Divi- 
sion, and has the 
following service 
record : March 
1, 1887, road- 
master, Newark 
Division ; June 
1, 1887, division 
engineer, Chi- 
cago Division; 
June 1, 1903, 
Butler Division; 
December 15, 
1903, superin- 
tendent, Chi- 
cago Division; 
June 1, 1905, 
engineer, main- 
tenance of way, 
Wheeling Sys- 
tem; November 
1, 1911, district 
engineer, main- 
tenance of way, 
District; Sep- 
tember 1, 1915, 
assistant to 
general superin- 
tendent, Penn- 
sylvania Dis- 

This compre- 
hensive experi- 
ence has given 
him a wide cir- 
cle of railroad friends and a broad knowl- 
edge of railroad operation, which, together 
with his genial personality and fine en- 
thusiasm, make him a splendid represen- 
tative of the Baltimore and Ohio in his 
important affiliation with the Pittsburgh 
Railway Club. 

The Type We Want 

His hat may be greasy and his pants may shine, but if his children flatten their noses 
against the window pane and watch for his coming, the man is honest, industrious, sober. 
He is the type of American that we want. — 77/r Headlight. 

"Aunt Mary'' 
Writes to 

About the 
Mysteries of 

And Bets on the Benedicts! 

By Margaret Talbott Stevens 

File Clerk, Transportation Department 

Transportation Department 
April 3, 1919. 
Dear Mister Editor, 

Me an' Ezra is goin' to • a baseball 
game. I aint been to a game sence before 
the war, but Ezra says them wasn't no 
games a-tall. My Mary Ellen she's 
been a-telUn' me an' Ezra about them 
there Olympian Games," as she calls 
them, where they ride in chariots, and 
hurl discs, an' run what they call 
''Marathon" races. Maybe you kin 
recolleck readin' about 'em in your 
school hist'ry. Well. Ezra, he says that 
them games that them Heathenish Greeks 
an' Romans used to go crazy over won't 
be nothin' a-tall, an' that even the 
World's Serie^ will sink into Oblivion, 
wherever that is, jus' like the stars run 
away when the mornin' sun gits to 
chasen 'em; he says that all these things 
will drop down to nothin' when this big 
game is pulled off. You know, I don't 
know nothin' a-tall about baseball. I 
never took much stock in it; when I was 
a little gal, to play baseball wasn't lady- 
like, although oncet in awhile we gals 
uster get a old stockin' an' roll it into a 
knot an' pin it with a safety-pin an then 
we'd sharpen a shingle down to use for a 
bat. But nowadays My Mary Ellen 
dresses herself up in middy-blouses an — 
well, that ain't tellin' you what I started 
out to say. It 'pears like down there at 
the Transportation Department, where 

my Ezra works, the married men an' the 
single men will have a terrible clash, as 
he calls it, on the afternoon of Good 
Friday. He says that the married men 
are going to show the single fellows how 
to eat mud off the home plate, whatever 
that nreans; I can't see no sense to it 
whatever, but I reckon it means that 
they are going to beat 'em up. I don't 
understand these-here baseball names. 
I asked Ezra why he didn't write an' tell 
you about it himself, but he says he is 
so busy practicin' that he aint got no 
time for writin'. Truth of it is, Ezra 
writes sich a turrible fist, that it wouldn't 
look good in print. He's right shck at 
figgerin', but when it comes to writin', 
well, he says a man loses his individ- 
uality, whatever that is, when he writes 
a good hand. I reckon that's so, an I 
reckon that's why— but never mind, I'm 
a-ramblin agin. 

Ezra give me the line-up. (I reckon 
that's the way you spell it, but I'll bet 
every one of them men will be ''laid up" 
with rheumatiz for three weeks after- 
ward.) That line-up is as follers: 

Married Men 

Mascot: "Gus Schweiser, " who is some 

3d Base — Merk Evans, who is willin to 
treat to cigars every time anybody 

. makes a home run. What's the mat- 
ter with the cigars, Harry? 




S. S. — Old Man Jackson, who dances to 

keep his spirits up. 
2d Base — Hittem High Dienhart, who 

can't be analysed. 
1st Base — B. Quiet Volk, who says much 

and acts little. , 
Catcher — Mad Man Siebert. Look out 

for him. 

R. F. — Fatty Collins, who can hold 'em 
as fast as they come. 

C. F.— Dashem Fisher— Champion heavy- 
weight and speed artist. 

L. F.— McCann, just Tom. Watch him 
and hold your breath. 

Pitcher — Swifty Faustman, who expects 
to finish the game by 3.30 p. m. 

Single Men 
Mascot: Georgie Barry, a wise Httle owl, 

who discovered that a hot water bottle 

will cure cold feet. 
3d Base — Bobbie Burns, the mountaineer 


1st Base — Killem Scharnagle, who is a 
good friend to the other pitcher. 
Watch out for signals. 

S. S. — Whistling Guerke, who can even 
play baseball with the typewriter keys. 

2d Base — Long-haired Marley, the only 
one of his kind in captivity. 

R. F. — Rushing Wynne, who has a ter- 
rible eye for curves. 

C. F.— Slant-eye Hiller, who will be all 
right after a good night's sleep. 

L. F. — Chasem Griffith, whose aspira- 
tions tend toward the Big-Leaguers. 

C'atcher — Pill Wood, who can differ- 
entiate between a foul and a strike. 

Pitcher — Home Run Poole, the Silent 

Pitcher— '^Ty" Cobb, the Whirlwind 
Hurler with the Chinese uniform. 
There was two or three other fellers 
who was going to play, but changed their 
minds. Phillips and Brooks resigned 
from the team to accept a better-salaried 
job, which same pays them $10 per 
month an' car fare; Roycroft, after a 
half-hour's practice, decided he'd rather 
play croquet. 

A man named ''Merk" Evans come to 
see Ezra last night, Ezra bein' chose as a 
substitoot, an' they was talkin' about a 
nuther game what they heard that the 
Car Service Department is also to play,- 

ail' ''Merk" said that the Car Service 
winners was willin' to play our winners 
fer a peck of peanuts; but accordin' to a 
letter that ^^Merk" received from ''Mac" 
they aint going to get the time. Here is 
the letter as it was writ, word for word; 
you kin judge for yourself as to its merits: 

''Dear Merk: 

'.'Don't let this get out! From reports 
current west of the Mississippi an' rumor 
emanating from the "Spiked Soles Em- 
will go hitless and runless for at least 14 
or 15 innings. We are to hold Major 
Oehrl as reserve mound man, so we shall 
be sure to stand tie with this bunch of 
marriage dodgers when the regulation 
closing the parks at midnight forces the 
calhng of the game, to be resumed the 
next suitable day barring Feb. 29th. 
Foxy? That's me all over, Merk. 

"We have a first aid Red Cross outfit 
all ready to be hitched up to Joe 
McCaghey, with circulars pasted to it, 
giving full treatment for near-sightedness 
and sleeping sickness, which so often 
afflicts players. We have also assembled 
a dainty little battery of two howitzers, a 
machine gun, two 38-revolvers and a 
pop-water pistol for John Latchford to 
monkey with, as we expect him to have 
one eye on the trigger an' the other on 
the "Ump. " Our air-ship signals are 
being coded. We figure that the flier 
will follow the flies and direct our out- 
fielders where to meet them. He shall, 
of course, mislead the outfield of the 
enemy with cries of "Over the Fence," 
"Jump! Jump!!" "Look out for the 
cars!" etc., and unless corns and bunions 
interfere, this bit of strategy should net 
us over 30 or 40 runs 



They say they're goin' to get a "Scot- 
land Yard" man, whatever that is, to 
watch Chasem Griffith so that he won't 
steal second. My, My ! I didn't know that 
feller was a thief. I'll have to keep my 
eye on him next time he comes sparkin' 
round my Mary Ellen, 'cause, twixt you 
an' me, my gold picture-frame hangin' 
over my sofy in the parlor cant be trusted 
to no man that will steal bases. Mr. 



Mac saj's he has got some telly-grams 
from some old friends of hisn that's base- 
ball players. I aint disputin' the fack, 
but if you'd once see Mr. McCann, you'd 
never think he was made for nothin' but 
to play the pianny an' to trim his finger 
nails; but these is the wires, as he calls 
'em, though I can't see no wire around 
them; however, there might be strings 
somewhere. Tom says he will offer a 
5000-dollar fine to anybody who can prove 
that the foUerin' was not sohcited, what- 
ever that means. This is how the}^ runs 

Mister Mac: You told me straight 
axd i am following you to a ''t. " 

Babe Ruth. 

Mac: Your tip about Slant Eyes at 
South Paws has made me. 

Home Run Baker. 

McCann: The upside down Sideways 


Sideways. Connie ]\Iack. 

Mac : Hank Gowt)y and i were talking 

ABOUT YOU yesterday. YoU HAVE A 
wonderful future BEHIND YOU AND 

i believe you see it. 

Tris Speaker. 

Oh, I most forgot to tell you that they 
have got the girls all fined up as rooters? 
Yes, sir, an' they say they are going to 
tie a ribbon around the neck of the first 
man of them that makes six runs ! I bet 
Ezra will be fool enough to try to git that; 
not that he's pertickerlly fond of ribbon, 
but that he's got his eye on every 
gal in the neighborhood — when I aint 
around ! 

Well here's wishin' them luck, 
''mo?" did you say? Why, the married 
men of course. I have to say that 
because Ezra says so, but them boys 
is right near my heart, too. (Now 
don't tell Ezra that, or he might get 

Yours trul}^ an' respeckful. 

Aunt Mary. 

P. S. Alister Editor, we hope you an' 
your folks, includin' your immejiate 
fambly an' all your gran' children will 
get up to the game in time to see Ezra git 
that red ribbon tied around his Adam's 
apple. But I kin tell you right here that 
it won't be becomin' a-tall to Ezra, cause 
he's got red hair. 

A pretty stretch of tradk on Section 36, Rockville, Md., Baltimore Division 

There May Be Others, But 
Do You Know — 

Our Railroad **Lady Poet''? 

lAVE you read the poems that 
appeared on page five of both the 
March and April issues? Of 
course you have, but if not, go 
right away and get them, — we want you 
to know something about the author's 
work before you meet the lady herself, 
and incidentally to enjoy ''My Dream- 
land Train" and "The Springtime Spec- 
ial" as much as we have. 

Did she know that she was to be her 

Miss Mr'irK'Trt't Taibott Stcvt-ns 

own biographer in the Magazine? Not 
at all. We haven't even asked her if we 
could reveal to our readers what she 
really thinks about herself. Sure, — we 
ought to, and we would — with nine out of 
ten people — but with her it's different. 
She's a jolly good sort of a fellow, and 
likes a joke even if it is on herself. Read 
her autobiography and see what .you 
think : 

''Dear Mr. Editor — As to the photo- 
graph which you requested, I'm afraid 
I shall have to ask you to wait until I can 
get one taken, as the only thing of the 
kind that I have in my possession is one 
that was taken when I graduated, and, 
since that was five years ago, it looks 
about as much like me as a steam engine 
resembles a dining car. (No, I didn't 
mean that exactly; to make that a more 
practical simile, I should have said it 
backwards.) However, I'll send you 
one some day which you may publish 
with an "epitaph" something like this: 

Here's a photo of M. T. S., 

A file clerk, so it seems; 
Poor scul, she's seen so many files 

She knows them in her dreams. 
(Which is more truth than poetry.) 

"Thanking you for your kindly con- 
sideration of mj^ contributions, and assur- 
ing you that if there is anything that I can 
do that will be of service to the Maga- 
zine, ril ))e only too glad, I am, 
Yours truly, 

''Margaret Talbott Stevens, 

"File Clerk, Transportation Department." 




The pleasure is all mine ^liss Stevens, 
thank you! 

Though the above was written for the 
Magazine just about in time for this 
issue, Miss Stevens' continuing interest in 
our publication makes a revision of the 
first paragraph quite worth while. You 
need not turn back to past issues — just 
read her contributions to this one. There 
are two and you shouldn't miss them. 

A Modest Hero of Peace 

llA/F ^^^^^^ to take a bit of your 
I W j time to give you a bit of biog- 
l^igal raphy, without the foreknowl- 
[ aifts^ ^^gg q£ ^j^g j^Q^^ whose work is 


You have read much lately about war 
heroes and now we want to tell you of one 
of the heroes of peace. 

"Peace hath her victories no less re- 
nowned than war," and she also has her 
heroes. Emergencies bring them to pub- 
lic notice. 

The employes of the Baltimore and 
Ohio Railroad see the medical examiners 
doing their work quietly and unobtru- 

Largely a matter of routine. So many 
physical examinations; so many inspec- 
tions of sick or injured members; so much 
care to be sure that drinking water is free 
from deleterious properties ; so much work 
to make living and working conditions 

WTien an emergency calls for the exer- 
cise of more than ordinary powers, the 
medical examiners always respond. One 
of them, Dr. Frank H. Weidemann, of 
Connellsville, Pa., during the influenza 
epidemic, worked at high pressure until 
a few days before his death from that 

Dr. Frank Dorsey, medical examiner at 
New Castle, Pa., who came near death by 
drowning in a wreck on the Pittsburgh and 
Lake Erie on March 13, was too modest 
to make an official report of his experience 
and his work after he extricated himself 
from his position of danger. Had it not 
been for a letter from division superinten- 
dent Stevens, his work for humanity 
would not have received recognition. 

Several of the men to whom Dr. Dorsey 
gave first aid received serious injuries and 
were later taken to the hospital of the 
Carnegie Steel Company for further treat- 
ment and surgical attention. 

The letter from superintendent Ste- 
vens of the New Castle Division, which 
is quoted here, shows to whom honor is 

"On March 13, P. & L. E. passenger 
train leaving New Castle for New Castle 

Dr. Frank Dorsey 

Junction at 7.20 a. m., and carrying a 
large number of Baltimore and Ohio 
employes, as weU as P. & L. E. employes 
and other passengers, was unfortunate 
enough to meet with an accident at the 
Aetna Furnace of the Carnegie Steel 
Company, with the result that the smok- 
ing car was turned over and thrown down 
the bank into the Shenango River, and 
the next car, which was a ladies' car, was 
headed down towards the river. 

''Dr. Frank Dorsey, our medical exam- 
iner, was in the smoker, which, after the 
accident occurred, rapidl}^ filled with 
water, and was placed in a very dangerous 



position. For your information Dr. Dor- 
sey stayed inside tlie car, soaked to the 
hide, and was instrumental in pulhng 
out the majorit}^ of the men who were 
down under the seats and who stood a 
fair chance of drowning. Among these 
men were two with wooden legs. In addi- 
tion to this Dr. Dorsey assisted in caring 
for the men who were wounded when they 
were gotten out of the car. 

"His services at this particular time 
were of most unusual character, bearing 
in mind the fact that he was buried 
underneath the car and in the water, the 
temperature being twenty-two degrees 
above zero. I believe this case warrants 
an unusal form of recognition. I was a 
passenger on the train myself and this 
information is first hand." — H. Irving 
Martin, Statistician, Relief Department 

Joseph P. Cox Gave Almost Fifty- 
five Years of Efficient Service 

HN DECEMBER 1, 1918, Joseph 
P. Cox, of Cincinnati, retired 
after almost fifty-five years of 
continuous service with the Com- 
pany. Mr. Cox .was born in Cincinnati 
on March 12, 1841. He entered the 
service of the C. H. & D. R. R., May 1, 
1864, as station baggageman at Cin- 
cinnati, then became freight brakeman 
and was promoted to freight conductor 
and then passenger conductor success- 
ively. He became general baggage agent 
in October, 1873, but accepted service 
in the City Ticket Office in 1886, and 
remained there until July 26, 1913, 
when the City Ticket Offices of the 
Baltimore and Ohio and C. H. & D. R. R. 
were consolidated. There he continued 
until retired. 

When requested to tell the readers of 
the Magazine some of the reasons he 
was able for so many years to merit the 
confidence and support of the Company, 
he said: 

"My long service was no doubt due 
to always trying to follow the instruc- 
tions of my superiors, and being careful 
in handling the pu})lic; by giving correct 
information and never knowinjily inis- 

Joseph P. Cox 

representing anything; by keeping my- 
self well posted as to time, connections 
and rates. Such information I could 
give readily because I had my circulars 
filed under their subject, until the Inter- 
state Commerce Law required circulars 
to be filed numerical^. After this time 
my circulars were filed in consecutive 
order with a cross-index showing subject 
and circular number and also showing 
circular number and subject. 

kept my tariffs filed so that I could 
refer to them readily, and all tariffs that 
contained rates from other stations than 
my own were so cut that I could thumb 
to the rates from my station. In this 
way the public were handled rapidly and 
satisfactorily, with but few complaints 
from persons who felt they had not 
received proper treatment. 

''The office daily records were kept 
so that it was always known just how we 
stood, and there was no trouble in getting 
out the monthly reports on time and in 
balance with the daily report. 

"I trust that the few things I have 
said may help some other agent, though 
1 believe we have many agents in active 



service today who are doing these very 
things and could suggest more to help 
their fellow employes than can an old- 
timer like myself." 

We speak for all our employes who 
know Mr. Cox when we hope that the 
sunset years of his life may be as full of 
comfort and happiness as the former 
years have been of helpful activities in 
behalf of others. 

He Liked Folks 

^ERE formal mention would do 
scant justice to the memory of 
Doctor Charles W. Hedrick, a 
much beloved member of the 
staff of medical examiners of the Relief 
Department, who died at Willard, Ohio, 
from cerebral hemorrhage, on March 7, 

He was a friend of all employes who 
came within his circle of influence; and 
his genial manner inspired confidence and 
trust. He was often consulted in domes- 
tic affairs which would not have been 
carried to a man less tactful and thought- 

Most of hjs life was spent at Willard, 
and he saw tys home place change from a 
small hamlet into a large and thriving 
town. Acting on his advice, many em- 
ployes purchased homes at Chicago Junc- 
tion (now Willard) , through the aid of the 
Savings Feature of the Relief Depart- 
ment. He was a constant booster of the 
town, and was aiways classed among its 
leading public-spirited citizens. 

He hked folks ; next athletic sports, par- 
ticularly baseball. His interest in the 
''World Series" games caused him often 
to take a vacation and get a front seat in 
the bleachers. 

Of large frame, being five feet, ten 
inches in height, and weighing over two 
hundred pounds, he was a notable figure 
in any assemblage. His friends dubbed 
him ''Uncle Josh" from his marked re- 
semblance to Denman Thompson in "The 
Old Homestead." 

He was born at Newark, Ohio, on Sep- 
tember 23, 1853, and was the son of 
George Hedrick and Julia Speer Hedrick. 
He was a graduate of the Newark High 

School, class of 1871, and later graduated 
from Starling Medical College at Colum- 
bus, now a part of the Ohio State Univer- 
sity. After some years in general prac- 
tice, he was appointed Medical Examiner 
on August 1, 1884. He was located at 
first at Garrett, Ind., and at Wheeling, 
W. Va., removing to Willard in June, 
1886. On June 30, 1886, he was married 
to Miss Sadie A. Nevin, of Newark, Ohio. 
To this union four children were born; 
one, however, died in infancy. 

Doctor Hedrick joined the Presbyterian 
Church in 1893, and from that time on he 
was an active member, always interested 
in the welfare of the Church and Sunday 
School. He was Sunday School teacher, 
superintendent, trustee and elder at vari- 
ous times. 

He is survived by his wife; one son, Dr. 
Paul N. Hedrick, of Monroeville, and two 
daughters, Mrs. H. King Pomero}^, of 
California, and Miss Ruth Hedrick, of 
Willard. He also left one sister, Mrs. 
Archie Da}^, of Newark, and three 
brothers, William F. Hedrick and D. E. 
Hedrick, of Columbus, and F rederick 
Hedrick, of Newark. 

He had been a meniber of the Odd 
Fellows, and at the time of his death was 

The late Dr. Charles Walton Hedrick 



a member of the Scottish Rite Masons, 
the iMystic Shrine, and the Maccabees. 
— H. Irving Martin, Statistician, Relief 

Goggles Saved His Eye! 

What the New Chevrons Mean 

NO one better than boilermaker J. T. 
Weaver can reahze the value of 
goggles. On February 4, he was 
driving up the crown bar bolts on 
engine 4319 at New Castle Junction when 
a chip from the top of the bolt struck the 
goggles as shown in the picture. A very 
severe eye injury would have resulted, 
with the probable loss of an eye, had the 
goggles not been in their proper place. 
That is the reason goggles are furnished 
to the men by the Railroad. But they 
don't save sight unless w^orn in the proper 

Boilermaker ,1 T Weaver 

GOLD chevron on right sleeve — ■ 
wounded in action. One chev- 
ron for each wound or each time 

Gold chevron on left sleeve — served six 
months at the front. One chevron for 
each additional six months. 

Blue chevron on the left sleeve — the 
blue stripe indicates service overseas, but 
not in the fighting line. 

Silver chevron on left sleeve — served 
six months in this country. One chevron 
for each additional six months. 

Red chevron on left sleeve, above el- 
bow — honorably discharged. 

There are but two principal official 
classifications of ribbons and chevrons — 
those of the World War and those of pre- 
vious wars. Many decorations worn by 
men in the regular army, particularly 
officers, signify they have served in the 
Spanish- American or some other war. 

There are but two kinds of decorations 
growing out of the world war — ribbons 
and chevrons. 

The ribbon is worn by those fortunate 
few who have won the distinguished serv- 
ice cross or distinguished service medal. 
The cross is awarded for valor in battle, 
the medal for distinguished service of any 
kind. The owner of each is entitled to 
wear a little narrow red, white and blue 
ribbon on his breast if he wants to leave 
his decorations at home. There are also 
ribbons for the French and British crosses. 

The chevron, however, is much more 
common and before long every soldier in 
the army will wear some sort of chevron 
aside from that indicating his rank. 
Chevrons are of four kinds — rank chevrons, 
wound chevrons, service chevrons and 
discharge chevrons. All are V-shaped. 
Rank chevrons have been worn from time 
immemorial, but the wound, service and 
discharge chevrons are new with this war. 
—The Mixer. 

The Germans, Not the Americans, Are the Quitters — / 
Finish the Job w^ith Victory Loan I 

Safety Pays! 

Practical Railroader Puts It To the 
Record Test — It Pays! 

By C. C. Grimm 

General Yardmaster, Newark, Ohio 

mERE is some ''straight dope" for 
the railroad man who isn't vet 
completely sold on SAFETYI 
In going over the record^ in the 
Newark yard office recently, I was very 
forcibly impressed by the fact that not a 
death had occurred to an employe in om* 
yard since the adoption and enforcement 
of ''Safety First" in 1913, and that but 
one man had been permanently injured 
so as to incapacitate him for his chosen 

"Safety First" was known before 1913, 
but no rigid and systematic effort was 
made to comply with or enforce the rules 
of SAFETY up to that time. And the 
records show that during the period of 
1905-1913 there were thirteen employes 
killed and six that lost their limbs on 
account of dangerous conditions or care- 
less practices. If we had a tablet erected 
recording these accidents it would read 
as follows: 

John Youngman, killed 1905, fell off front foot- 

Frank McConnell, killed 1905, working on double 
track, when train was passing on the op- 
posite track, 

Joseph Kehoe, killed 1905, shoving a cut at a 
high rate of speed through yard. 

William Polland, killed 1906, walking in the 
middle of the track. 

Frederick Gooden, killed 1906, details unknown. 
I R. M. Baxter, killed 1907, making a running 

Ross Hull, killed 1907, details unknown. 

W. A. Koenig, killed 1910, crossing over in front 

of an engine. 
Neil Floyd, killed 1910, in accident, due to 


E. B. Coleman, killed 1912, squeezed between cars. 

J. W. Shaw, killed 1913, lighting headlight while 
engine in motion. 

Louis Koch, killed 1913, slipped off brake plat- 

J. B. West, killed 1913, carelessness in stepping 
on caboose. 

Can one look at these names and details 
and then question the wisdom of every 
safeguard and of eternal vigilant ^? Thir- 
teen good men killed in the eight years 
preceding 1913 and not one in the six 
succeeding years. 

Of the men maimed in the years 
1905-1913, one lost his leg in yard col- 
Hsion because of shoving through yard 
at a high rate of speed. 

One lost his foot shoving a draw head. 

One lost a foot being bounced off a box 

One lost a foot because of a collision 
in fog. 

One lost a hand while riding on side of 
car, hanging out. 

One lost an arm in slipping off foot- 

One was crippled because of hanging 
on a grab iron which pulled loose. 

Since 1913, however, only one man 
has been crippled, and he lost his foot by 
getting it caught back of a draw head. 

Can one look at the above facts and 
then question the importance of safe and 
sane rules? Think ! 

Thirteen deaths, six cripples in eight 
years, 1905-1913, inclusive. 

No deaths, one cripple since 1914, a 
period of five years. 


John L. Mills, Section Foreman 

Representative Employe of the Baltimore Division 

In the issue of April, 1916, we started in the Magazine the series of portraits, "Represen- 
tative Employes of the Railroad," the picture of the employe bting on the left page and the brief 
tribute to him, on the right. The accompanying sketch is the first in a new series and will be 
followed by other similar sketches until each division has had its representative appear. The 
selection of one man to represent a division does not mean that he is the only employe worthy of 
the distinction — rather that he is representative of the good character and fine record attained by 
other of his coworkers. 

You don't have to meet John L. Mills to know what sort he is. Just 
a survey of his section. Number 36, on the Metropolitan Branch, and you 
would see there the character of the man whose pride it is. A beautiful 
stretch of double track, running through a beautiful country, it shows the 
painstaking care and skill and work that this track expert has lavished on it 
during the last thirty-nine years. 

Mr. Mills has little to say about himself but volumes to tell one about 
his section. And just a single, spontaneous thought, that he recently 
confided to the writer, reveals the secret of his splendid record with the 
Railroad. He and his gang had just finished putting their hand car away 
after the day's work when I said to him, 

"Well, what's the program now?" 

"Home," he replied, "with an hour or so in the garden and, after supper, 
planning my work for tomorrow, then to bed." 

"Oh, you plan your work for the next day, do you," I asked. "Have you 
blue prints to keep your records on?" 

"No, every record I need is up here," he replied, pointing to his head. 
"I know every foot of my section and work it like I owned it." 

So the secret was out — "I work it like I owned it" — and the reason, too, 
that he won the $25.00 prize last year for the best appearing section on his 

Mr. Mills was born October 27, 1 864, and entered our service as trackman 
at Rockville, Md., April 6, 1880. He was promoted to foreman of Section 
Number 36 on February 2, 1 899, and has served as such ever since. He has 
a pretty little home and lovely garden right near "his" track at Rockville and 
his wife and seven children are all living. Cne son, Robert L. Mills, has been 
in the service of the Company for twelve years, — as an extra gang foreman for 
the last two years. Another son and former employe is now with the Fifty- 
seventh Engineers in France. 

During his forty years with the Company, Mr. Mills has never been out 
of the service for any reason. He has never had a derailment on his section, 
nor had a truck or hand car damaged. He has never been injured himself, 
even to the extent of a broken finger, nor had a man in his gang seriously 

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is built on the solid foundation of men 
of the Mills' type. 

Director General Urges Railroad Men 
to Buy Victory Liberty Loan Notes 

The United States Railroad Administration has issued the following: 

Circular No. 83 

Washington, March 21, 1919. 

I earnestly urge that officers and employes on railroads under Federal con- 
trol subscribe as liberally as their means will permit to the notes of the Victory 
Liberty Loan. During the Ccimpaign for the sale of these notes, lasting from 
April 21 until May 10, every employe will be solicited by railroad committees, 
but I hope officers and employes will subscribe without waiting to be solicited. 

Subscriptions may be made as follows: 

1. Through any local bank: 

(a) By full payment at one time, but not later than May 10, 1919; 

(b) On the Government installment plan; 

(c) On any installment payment plan offered by local banks; 


2. Through railroad Federal treasurers, on the 10-month installment plan, 
by deductions on pay rolls, beginning with rolls for the month of May. 

Subscribers through Federal treasurers may at any time pay up the unpaid 
installments and interest due by them in full and receive the notes as 
promptly thereafter as may be practicable. 

Whichever plcin subscribers may choose, they are urged to hand their sub- 
scriptions to their local railroad committees, that proper credit may be given 
to the railroad as well as to the communities in which the subscribers reside. 

Interest will be allowed at the rate borne by the notes on all installment 
payments, from which will be deducted the earned proportion of current cou- 
pons on notes when finally paid for; resulting in a small payment to or col- 
lection from subscribers, as the case may be, when notes are delivered. 

As interest is allowed on installment payments, interest coupons falling due 
before notes are paid for will be detached before delivery of notes, the adjust- 
ment mentioned above being made on delivery of the notes to subscribers. 

Should employes leave the service before completion of the payments, the 
amount paid will be refunded without interest. 

The money to be raised by these notes is urgently needed to defray the 
expenses of the war. We carried our part of the hostilities to a victorious 
termination, and now we must be equally successful in paying our part of the 
money cost. I appeal to every officer and employe to do his utmost in this 
remaining part of the task, just as he did his utmost during the fighting. 

Walker D. Hines, 

Director General of Railroads. 

Letters of a Self-Made Failure 

By Maurice Switzer 

This is the fifth installment of a continued story that will appear by special arrangement 
with The Leslie-Judge Company in The Baltimore and Ohio Employes Magazine. Each 
month, hereafter, a section of the hook will appear until the story is finished. — The Editor. 

Oldburg, May 10, 1913. 

Dear Bob : 

I have carefully considered the matter 
you submitted to me, and on general 
principles I would advise you to keep 
your hands off. It sounds good, but 
there is a wide difference between propo- 
sitions that sound good, and good, sound 

Don't devote any of your time just now 
to an outside enterprise. 

You seem to have the confidence and 
friendship of your employer and have 
done prettf well in your position. It 
was proper for you to consult the boss, 
but even though he is apparently wilUng 
that you take on outside work, the mere 
fact that other interests are claiming j-our 
attention will eventually create the im- 
pression that he is not getting your maxi- 
mum efficiency No matter how well 
you serve him, that idea is bound to grow 
in his mind, and w^hen the head of the 
house begins to feel that way about you, 
the fellow who is looking for your scalp 
will water the seeds of doubt until they 
blossom into distrust, and sooner or later 
you will have to buckle on your skates 
and dust. 

It will be necessary for you to devote 
considerable time and thought to your 
outside venture if you hope to cash in any 
profit, and even then you may fail to 
make it pay. If you don't give it the 
requisite attention it will certainly not 
amount to anything — nothing ever does 
with divided effort — so either way you 
look at it, it's a gamble. 

It's all right to say that you're not 
risking a dollar, but time is more than 
money. Lost money may be recovered, 
but yesterday is dead. 

It wasn't so long ago when old Dr. 
McNabb was the leading saw bones of 
Oldburg. Doc w^as a canny Scot with 
an eye for the stray penny, and there 
weren't many that got away from him, 
no matter from which direction they 

Doc was a general practitioner of no 
mean abihty and he also possessed quite 
some mechanical skill. He had a work- 
shop and a laboratory, and in the latter 
he compounded his own prescriptions. 

Chai4ey Banks ran the ''American 
Pharmacy" and dispensed soda, cigars, 
stamps, prescriptions and occasional med- 
ical advice. 

There was no entente cordiale between 
Doc and Charley. The latter hated Doc 
because he filled his own prescriptions and 
Doc hated Charley because he sold patent 
medicines and diagnosed minor ailments 
and prescribed for them. 

About this time a young physician by 
the name of Ainsley located here and 
made his office in the Commercial House. 
The first thing he did was to cultivate 
Charley Banks and offer to send him ail 
his prescriptions if Charley would speak 
a good word in return when opportunity 

In those days the automobile was just 
becoming popular, and the three or four 
local machines were in and out of com- 
mission about ''fifty-fifty." 




Even though the boss is apparently willing that you take on outside work, the mere fact that 
other interests are claiming your attention will eventually create the impression 
that he is not getting your maximum efficiency. 

Colonel Woodliouse, the president of 
the First National Bank, was the leading- 
citizen of Oldburg and he owned the most 
imposing gas, tire and oil consumer in 
town. It was of imported make, and 
while it ran more regularly than the rest 
of them, when it did go wrong it • was 
harder to fix because the parts were of 
foreign make and measurements. 

Doc McNabb, with keen foresight, saw 
in the advent of the motor-car an oppor- 
tunity for his mechanical ability and he 
immediately began to read up on gas 
engines, with the result that before many 
days he was the best-posted individual 
in town on that particular subject. 

More machines came and as fast as 
something went wrong with them Doc 
was summoned to diagnose the disease 

and apply the remedy. Pretty soon 
he was looking after as m^ny sick 
cars as patients and Charley Banks 
used to remark sarcastically that the 
''M. D.'' on Doc's sign stood for "Motor 

I was in the drug store one afternoon 
when Colonel Woodhouse drew up in his 
panting motor and stepped inside to buy 
some cigars. Charley waited on him and 
by way of making conversation remarked : 

"Going home rather late this after- 
noon, aren't you. Colonel?" 

"I'm not going home, I'm on my way 
to see Doc McNabb," said the Colonel, 
lighting up his ten-cent straight. 

Charley leaned over the counter, looked 
through the doorway at the machine and 
then inquired sympathetically: 



''What's the trouble this time? Car- 
buretor or magneto?" 

The Colonel removed his cigar from 
his mouth with a show of annoyance. 

"Neither one; stomach trouble!" he 

''Aren't you taking a big chance?" 

"What do 3'ou mean, big chance?" 

"I should think," said Charley- as he 
arranged the stock in the cigar case, 
"that you'd consult a physician, not an 

"A physician?" 

"Sure, a real stomach specialist like 
•Dr. Ainsley — over at the Commercial 

The Colonel made no reply, but walked 
to the door and stood there smoking and 
thinking hard. Finally he got into his 
machine and I heard him say to the 
driver:'' Commercial House!" 

That was Ainsley's fii'st case, but as the 
Colonel was the "class" of Oldburg the 
news spread quickly and the new doctor 
became all the fashion. 

I know what you're thinking: that 
there was perhaps more money in motors 
than in medicine and that McNabb prob- 
ably found his real field to be mechanics, 
and prospering in it, was therefore better 
off and happier than if he had stuck to pills. 

You've guessed wrong. As the motor 
grew into popular favor a bright young 
chap came to town and saw an opening. 
He knew nothing about medicine, but 
everything about motor cars. He opened 
a supply house, garage and a first-class 
repair shop, and he was the fellow who 
got all the automobile business. 

This is an age of specialization, my hoy, 
and the only men who succeed in a big 
way are those who pick out some particu- 
lar line of work and live with it until they 
get to know more about it than most 
other fellows. 

Concentration, consistent and persis- 
tent effort in one direction, is the surest 
road to success. You'll never win in a 
big way — except accidentally — if you 
scatter your energies. The best steam- 

The village swells passed us up as though we had measles in the family 



engine in the world would race itself to 
ruin without its governor. Keep your 
mind on your job, specialize in your par- 
ticular business and try to know as much 
about it as the man who created it, and, 
barring misfortune, you'll make more out 
of that knowledge than you will out of 
any chance success outside of your 

Your present salary isn't a fortune, but 
it's the annual interest on $40,000; don't 
jeopardize that income, but find the w^ay 
to increase it. Don't try to make money 
too fast. The one pursuit of man since 
the world began has been happiness; and 
while poverty pals with misery, happiness 
does not always hobnob with wealth. 

When I came back to this town about 
eight or nine years ago, it w^as generally 
tipped off that I had fallen down in New 
York and made a mess of things. The 
village swells passed us up as though we 
had measles in the family. My experi- 
ence with ''class" had hardened me^ so I 
was able to bear up bravely under the 
blow; but it was a little bit tough on 

It would have been a lot easier to have 
gone on in the Big Town, living on a bluff 
and getting deeper in the hole, and had I 
consulted my pride I would have done so. 
But somehow, the fact that I had been 
slaving so long for landlords, tailors, mil- 
liners and modistes began to take root 
in my mind and get on my nerves. That 
was the dawn of reason, and in its light 
I saw a great W'hite way, at the end of 
which stood an imposing edifice; it was 
the county poorhouse and I was headed 
straight for it. 

I might have saved a neat fortune — 
it looks neat now, though it didn't then 
—had this light penetrated my Harvey- 
ized dome a few years earlier; but I was 
too busy then laying pipes — smoking 
them would perhaps describe it better. 

Anyhow, when I got on to myself I 
summoned the necessary courage and 
chucked up a $6,000 job that was costing 
me $6,500 a year to live up to, and ac- 
cepted one for $4,000 here, where I could 
cut my living expenses to $1,500 per 
annum, and still not be compelled to 
dwell under the same roof with dolls, 
chickens or con-artists. 

This act was the first sign of real intel- 
ligence I had displayed in about ten 
years, and after I had taken the awful 
plunge into oblivion, I was surprised and 
somewhat hurt to see how little any- 
body cared. My absence didn't seem 
to be noticed at all. 

Today I have a half interest in this 
business, which is growing right along 
under my management. I own the house 
we live in free and clear, and all told I'm 
worth about $35,000. I got it by saving 
$1,500 a year for six years and being in a 
position, when one of the partners died, 
to buy out his interest for cash. 

Now we have so many friends that 
when we pull a social function we have 
to hire the Town Hall in order to accom- 
modate the mob. I'm Godfather to a 
whole regiment of Boy Scouts, and only 
yesterday I declined the nomination for 
mayor on the right ticket. 

Such is the power of a dollar. Don't 
despise it. 

I never knew what real happiness was 
until I began to see myself in a comfort- 
able position against old age. 

I've always worked pretty hard, as yoa 
know, and faithfully too, and I've made 
all the mistakes I'm trying to save you 
from; but the biggest mistake of all was 
not saving my money. 

In one way perhaps it was best. Pos- 
sibly if I hadn't been all brands of a 
darned jackass I might have accumu- 
lated a good-sized bank roll, continued to 
live in New York, and some day a plaus- 
ible guy with a nice ripe proposition 
would have come along and taken it away 
from me in the sere and yellow of life. 
Who knows? 

I always was an optimist. I used to 
believe everything a nice man would say 
to me, and the consequence was that once 
I helped to build up a fine business for 
another fellow and was profusely remu- 
nerated in compliments. Had I saved 
some money in the meantime, it wouldn't 
have made so much difYerence when he 
forgot his promises to me and sold out. 

Many a time I wanted to demand more 
pay for the services I was rendering, l)ut 
was afraid to bring the matter to an issue. 
I didn't dare shove my little stack of 
chips in the middle. The "Old Man" 



was a poker player and a good one, and he 
might have called my bluff. Had I been 
on velvet, however, I could have gone 
through with the play, and losing the pot, 
I might still have sat in the game for 
a while. 

There is no reason why you shouldn't 
have better luck, nor is there any reason 
why you should; but don't spoil your 
chances by arousing suspicion that you 
are not satisfied with your salary, or that 
you are not devoting your undivided 
attention to the interests of your house. 

Stick to this policy, save your coin, 
take no chances in outside ventures and 
at the end of a few years, which roll 
around fast enough, the ready money you 

have will recompense you for any loss you 
may have suffered in lack of appreciation. 

One thought more: No business man 
thinks much of a chap who can't save his 
own money. If you can't take care of 
your own dollars, your boss is not going 
to pick you as a likely individual to guard 
and increase the assets of the house. No 
matter how straight you are, what ability 
you possess, there is nothing that makes 
so favorable an impression on the head 
of the house as that polite independence 
which is born of a little cash balance to 
your credit every month in the year. 

Your affectionate brother, 



The erection of this building was begun on August 1, 1876. and the work was completed during the following year. 
For a number of years the second story of the building was used for hotel purposes, and the rooms on the ground floor 
or waiting and baggage rooms. During the year 1900, the Division ofifice employes were moved from what is known as 
the Globe House and were given quarters on the second floor of this building, the hotel service having been discontinued, 
In 1912, extensive improvement was made on the property. The interior of the building was remodeled and an addition was 
erected at the north end of the building to accommodate the Station Baggage and Express Company employes and service. 

At the present time the first floor of the building is occupied by the foll£)wing offices: Ticket office, general waiting 
room, men's waiting room, women's waiting room, restaurant and telegraph office. The second floor is used by the 
Division officers. The building contains sixteen rooms and is occupied by seventy-two employes. It is equipped with all 
modern conveniences and is an ideal place to work. Patrons of the road are generally impressed with its neat appearance 
and with the small parks which surround the property and which are kept in fine condition. 

Current Events as Seen 

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by the Cartoonists 


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—Courtesy New York Tribune 


The Shortage of Homes 
Is a 

National Problem 

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Savings Feature of the ReHef Department. 

If You Are a Member of the 
Relief Department 

You Can Get a Loan 

To construct a dwelling 

To purchase a home 

To improve property already owned 

To pay off liens on your property 

Write to ^'Division S'' 
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Relief Department 
Baltimore, Md. 


L. C. Sauerhammer Now Assistant to 
Federal Manager, Eastern Lines 

0|N April 1. L. C. Sauerhaiiimer was ap- 
J pointed assistant to federal manager, 
Eastern Lines, vice E. E. Hamilton, 

An account of the nineteen years' service 
of Mr. Sauerhammer, given in the December, 
1918, issue of the Magazine, afforded one 
of the not infrequent illustrations that rail- 

roading offers of the rapid rise of determined, 
intelligent and hard working men from the 
bottom of the ladder to positions of great 
responsibility. Mr. Sauerhammer's career 
has been a tj-pical one and shows again 
that '*it can be done" by the felldv. with the 
proper grip and grit. For these, we take it, 
have been the moving qualities that have kept 
him so constantly advancing to his present 

Those who know him best will be most glad 
for his success, for he has alwa\s been popular 
among his co-workers. He is as sincere as his 
picture indicates, well trained for the work 
which has just been confided to his care, of 
soimd judgment and gracious temperament, 
and because of these splendid qualities will 
always be able to coimt on the tearty support 
of his associates and their loj^alty in his new 

R. E. Wasmus Made Assistant En- 
gineer on Staff of District 
Engineer, Pittsburgh 

L. C. Sauerhammer 

|IS numerous friends will be pleased to 
learn of the advancement of R. E. 
Wasmus during the month of March, . 
to the post of assistant engineer on the 
staff of the district engineer at Pittsburgh, Pa., 
and will recognize the promotion as a distinct 
reward for meritorious service. 




Mr. Wasmus is a graduate of McDonogh 
School, McDonogh, Md., which institution has 
supplied many competent men for positions on 
the Baltimore and Ohio. He entered the serv- 
ice in April, 1902, as stenographer in the office 
of the assistant chief engineer, where he re- 
mained until May, 1906, except for a period of 
eight months, when he was engaged in bridge 
erection work for the Phoenix Bridge Company. 

From May, 1906, to April, 1907, he was trans- 
ferred to preliminary and location survey work 
under Mr. Begien in West Virginia and Pennsyl- 
vania, during which time he was especially 
assigned to the compilation of statistics on train 
movements over various divisions in conjunc- 
tion with engineering studies then being made. 
From April, 1907, to July, 1911, he continued 
his engineering experience as assistant to divi- 
sion engineer for the Sanitary District of Chi- 
cago, in stadia topographic surveys and hydro- 
graphic work in the Illinois Valley and in the 
investigation of sewage disposal and industrial 
wastes in Chicago. 

Upon completion of that work he returned to 
the service of the Baltimore and Ohio as chief 
clerk to principal assistant engineer at Pitts- 
burgh, in engmeering department construction 
work, where he was in active supervision of all 
clerical matters, field and office accounting, 
and was considerably engaged in actual engineer- 
ing details, both in preliminary investigations 
and actual construction. 

In July, 1916, Mr. Wasmus was transferred to 
Baltimore, where, in the office of the vice-presi- 
dent of operation and maintenance, he handled 
all matters for the entire System involving 
expenditures for additions and betterments to 
the Company's property and compiled all in- 
formation necessary before submittal of each 
project to the executive officials. 

Mr. Wasmus accepted a position with the 
DuPont interests in July last, as assistant en- 
gineer ii\ the Mechanical Efficiency Depart- 

n -======= 

ment at their Carneys Point plant, and on 
November 1, was appointed office supervisor of 
the Mechanical Department. 

After the declaration of the Armistice, Mr. 
Wasmus returned to the Railroad at Pittsburgh, 
as chief clerk, and now receives this recognition 
of his ability in the engineering-accounting 
field by his appointment as assistant engineer. 

Eastern Lines 

On March 16, C. B. Welch was appointed 
storekeeper at Grafton, W. Va., vice T. L. 
Nuzum, resigned. 

On April 1, C. B. Gorsuch was appointed 
superintendent, Pittsburgh Division. 

On April 1, T. J. Brady was appointed super- 
intendent, Connellsville Division, vice H. R. 
Hanlin, transferred. 

Western Lines 

On March 15, G. D. Brooke was appointed 
superintendent transportation (Western Lines), 
with headquarters at Cincinnati, vice S. U. 
Hooper, appointed superintendent at Newark, 

On March 1, D. A. Williams, general store- 
keeper, announced following appointments 
effective that date: F. W. Maitlen, storekeeper 
at Washington, Ind., vice W. M. Hinkey, trans- 
ferred. C. F. Erich, storekeeper at Chilli- 
cothe, Ohio, vice F. W. Maitlen, transferred. 
H. F. Schwab, assistant storekeeper at Chilli- 
cothe, Ohio, vice C. F. Erich, promoted. 

On March 1, B. N. Edmondson, who has 
been with the Company for twenty-five years, 
for the past fifteen as city ticket agent at St. 
Louis, was made chief ticket seller for the 
Baltimore and Ohio, Missouri Pacific, Iron 
Mountain, and the St. Louis and Southwestern, 
the occasion being the opening of the new 
consolidated ticket office of the United States 
Railroad Administration. 

Buy Your Bond — Pay Cash If You Can; If You 
Cannot, Borrow the Money 
But Buy That Bond 

News from Our Boys in the Army and Navy— "Railroad" 
Jenkins Awarded Divisional Insignia 
for Y. M. C. A. Work 

V R. JENKINS, formerly our Y. M. C. 
A. secretary at Chicago Junction and 
cp^HHi familiarly known to his hundreds of 
i^^^^F**! Baltimore and Ohio friends as "Rail- 
road" Jenkins, heard the "tramp, tramp, 
tramp" of marching men early in the war and 
knew there was work for him in their footsteps. 
So he was furloughed as soon as he got things in 
shape to le,?.v3 at his railroad post, and was soon 
in France with the 13th Engineers, Railway, of 
the United States Army. Unfortunately we 
haven't any word from him concerning the stir- 
ring times he has been through with his regi- 
ment, but with a letter, dated February 28, to 
J. T. Broderick, superintendent of safety and 
welfare, in which he tells of the great longing of 
his boys and himself for home, he sent copies 
of the two following letters: 

13th Engineers (Railway), U. S. Army. 
American Expeditionary Forces In France. 

Fleury-sur-Aire, Meuse, 
February 17, 1919. 

From The Chaplain. 

To Secretary R. R. Jenkins, Y. M. C. A. 

1. Before the Regiment leaves France and 
breaks up, I wish to express my appreciation and 
admiration fox the work you have done for the 

2. Your hard work, your persistent cheerful- 
ness, your Christian conduct, and your obliging 
disposition, have won the complete respect of 
men and officers, and added honor to the name 
'^Y. M. C. A." 

"Railroad" Jenkins at Ippecourt, France, 
Making a trip of forty-six miles for supplies 

3. Your devotion to Christian ideals and 
insistence upon decency in every performance 
or song given from the platform has shown the 
true ''Y. M. C. A" ideal. 

4. Your energy in going after canteen supplies, 
entertainment and able speakers, has made our 
"Y" one of the best. 

5. Because of these services to the men whom 
I also serve and love, I feel personally grateful 
to you. 

William Henry Cutler, 
First Lieutenant, Engineers, Chaplain. 




13th Engineers (Railway), U. S. Army, 

Fleury-sur-Aire, France, 
February 15, 1919. 
From: Commanding Officer. 
To: Mr. R. R. Jenkins and Mr. D. Suther- 
land, Y. M. C. A. Secretaries. 

Subject: Good Service rendered. 

1. On behalf of the 13th Engineers, I wish to 
extend our thanks for the manner in which yow 
have endeavoied to meet every emergency in 
caring for the men of the regiment at all times. 

2. A distinctive insignia composed of a square 
field of blue with an engineer castle in red, en- 
circled by thirteen white stars has been author- 
ized for this regiment as a symbol of the 
national colors of our native land and those of 
France, in whose Armies we served; the stars 
representing the original states, and the number 
of the ''Lucky Thirteenth." In view of youi 
long and efficient services with the regiment, 
you are authorized to wear this regimental 

W. G. Arn, 
Major Engineers, U. S. A., 

All who knew Jenkins here knew he would 
make good "Over There." His performance at 
t he championship System baseball game between 
the Cumberland and Garrett teams, when he 
started a rally by leading in spirited cheering 
for the Garrett hoys, will be remembered by 
all who saw the contest. This same spirit 
stood him in good stead on the Western front, 
for, whether in white flannels and straw hat 
with a bunch of baseball rooters, or cheering 
our rpilioad army engineers in far-away France, 
he had the "pep" and the persuasion to inspire 
his charges to their best endeavors. There 
will be hundreds anxious to give Mr. Jenkins 
the heartj^ handshake of welcome and congratu- 
lations on his expected early return to this 

Corporal Fankhanel Wounded, but Well 

The following letters have recently been re- 
ceived by L. M. Grice, chief clerk to auditor 
passenger receipts, from two of his "old boys:" 

Vichy, France, December 22, 1918. 
Dear Mr. Grice — It seems only like yesterday 
when I left you on my way to France, and al- 
though the time has been brief, I have seen some 
very horrible and wonderful sights. So now that 
the censors have lifted the restrictions on 
soldiers' mail, I shall have to tell you a few of 

About a week after we arrived in France, we 
were sent immediately to the front. But this 
was a very quiet sector, although we learned 
much about the war game. Only occasionally 
"Jerry" would send over a few H. E.'s or G. I. 
cans (we call these iron rations). Some of them 
must have been those big fellows, probably 
sixteen-inch shells. 

After training on this front for about two 
weeks and getting much valuable experience, 
we were sent to another front where one could 
see some real action. It was the Verdun sector, 
where so many French gave their lives to de- 
fend the city. 

We hiked to this front on a very dark night in 
a terrible wind and rain storm, which added to 
the hindrance of our movement. But on we went 
amid the flash and the roar of the big guns on all 
sides of us, until finally at daybreak it cleared 
off and real nice weather prevailed. In the day- 
light we could see the damage the Germans 
were doing to our men. Along the roads we saw 
dead horses, broken wagons, gun carriages and 
a number of Germans who could not be buried. 
Some of our own men who were wounded were 
being transported in ambulances, wagons or 
anything that would get them to a safe plg-ce 
for treatment. Every now and then a big shell 
M^ould fall right in the middle of the road before 
us. One shell struck a small bridge that crossed 
a little stream and completely demolished it. 
But our engineers were always there ready to 
replace it and repair the shell holes in the roads, 
so the streaming columns of troops would not be 
halted long. 

We took our place in line and that night ''Jerr\^' ' 
certainly did give us a very warm reception — 
but only for our boys to retaliate in the morning 
and drive the Huns back six miles. We started 
out that day with the motto which General 
John J. Pershing set before us, "Hell, Heaven 
or Hoboken by Christmas." And so it's true, 
"Complete Victory by Christmas." 

Our next front was the great Argonne Forest, 
where the English fought so stubbornly for the 
whole four years of the war. I expect you will 
know a great deal more about this front than 
I can tell you as the newspapers published 
some interesting accounts of that battle. 

On all fronts we have the worst pests, such as 
rats and cooties, and it's always muddy be- 
cause it's always raining. 

It was on the Argonne front where so many 
brave lads fell that I also became a casualty, 
just one month before the signing of the Armi- 



stice. I am still in the hospital but am getting 
along well, and I expect to be sent back to my 
unit within the next few days. I really feel as 
strong- and healthy as when I came over, but 
have aged considerably. 

I expect that every one who writes you from 
over here speaks well of the American Red Cross 
work. They can't praise their work too much. 
Everyone' who has given a penny toward the 

Please give my best regards to Mr. Poumairat 
and the rest of mj- fellow clerks. 

Yours repectfully, 
Corporal LeRoy N. Fankhanel, 

116th Ambulance Company, 

104th Sanitary Train, 
American Expeditionary Forces. 
A. P. O. 765. 

"S. C." 298, on which George Eichner, of the Auditor Passenger Receipts' Office, had seme stirring i:imes 

Red Cross must realize that it has done a lot of 
good (in the minds of the boys over here) for 
our boys in France. I am glad to hear of the 
wonderful work the Baltimore and Ohio em- 
ployes have done, both toward this fourth 
Liberty Loan and the Red Cross. I certainly 
feel proud of my former office clerks, too; they 
have all answered Old Glory's call in some way. 
Our mascot, the rooster of victory, can crow 
louder than ever now. 

I have received two copies of the Baltimore 
and Ohio Employes Magazine in the past 
week, and I appreciate them very much, A 
soldier values good literature or news from 
home more than any one can imagine. 

Mr. Grice, I have never happened to meet 
your son, but probably I'll meet him when I 
return. But let me wish him the best of luck 
and health wherever he may be and I trust that 
we'll all be home soon. 

Norfolk, Va., January 26, 1919. 

Dear Mr. Grice — ^Just a line to let you know I 
have not forgotten you and the pictures I prom- 
ised, though have been very busy preparing 
for our trip. We expected to be on high seas 
heading about south-southwest, but latest 
orders were to the effect that we were to remain 
in this port until the fleet arrived and then join 
them. I am anxiously awaiting the flag hoist 
which will order us under way, as I am looking 
forward to this trip with keen interest. 

The pictures are a few of the many taken on 
board. One is taken while the i^hip is run- 
ning one-third speed. The one of me with the 
windproof clothes on was taken just as I came 
from my quarters as I was in charge of a landing 
party which was going ashore to a schooner 
that was beached during a gale. 

The picture of the seaplane was taken 155 
miles from Norfolk and a good distance up the 



coast. It was on convoy duty when engine 
trouble forced it to land. They had been adrift 
for twelve hours when we picked them up after 
receiving a radio message at sea. 

I suppose by now your son is either on his way 
over or has landed on this side, which causes 
some folks on Parkwood Street to wear a smile 
that won't come off. And who has better right! 

Just met some boys who were in camp with 
me at Key West, Fla., also the lieutenant who 
gave me my examination which placed me on 
board S. C. 298 as quartermaster. 

With kindest regards to Mr. Poumairat, 
Mr.s. Grice and your daughter and congratu- 
lations to your son,, and a big "Howd'y'Tor you, 
as ever the same, 

George Eichner, 
S. C. 298. 

Will let you know our address as soon as we 
learn definitely. — G. E. 

Agent Marlowe's Son Home After 
Exciting Air Service 

Agent J. J. Marlowe of Aultman, Ohio, is 
mighty proud of his boy. Who wouldn't be 


Eichner knew the "Stage Business" of the Navy from 
his experience as a Tar in the Opera Club's produrtion of 
• Pinafore" 

Ready to go ashore in heavy weather to "salvage" the 
crew of a schooner, beached in a gale 

proud of a son who has the record which this 
young man has made for himself during the 
Great War? 

Lieutenant Edmund F. Marlowe saw some 
railroad service before he joined that greater 
Army at the first call for recruits in 1917. He 
had worked for his father as a clerk and had 
also been an assistant extra agent. He won 
his commission in the artillery at the Fort 
Benjamin Harrison Training Camp, but at his 
own request was later transferred to aviation. 
Some of his remarkable exploits and experi 
ences as set forth below make interesting 

Lieutenant Marlowe was reconnaisance ob- 
server with the Ninth Aerial Squadron, and 
figured in several aerial battles with German 

His machine was forced down once by Ger- 
man planes. Another time his plane was the 
only one of three to return from a raid on the 
German lines and he once escaped with slight 
injuries from a fall of 400 meters near Nancy 
at night. 

Lieutenant Marlowe also made many night 
reconnaisance expeditions into Germany; on 



these the American flyers would penetrate 
that country for from 100 to 150 miles. His 
machine carried bombs with which they at- 
tacked troops and bombed railroad terminals. 
Marlowe also maimed machine guns on his 
plane in raids on the German soldiers. They 
would descend until but a few himdred feet 
above the groimd and fire into the ranks of 
marching Germans. 

Lieutenant Marlowe's squadron, which was 
composed of large and, therefore, slow recon- 
naisance machines, was once attacked by 
sixteen German fighting planes, which had hid- 
den behind clouds in wait for them. The en- 
tire American squadron would have been wiped 
out had it not been for the timel}^ arrival of 
allied fighting Spads. Marlowe was then in 
a Breguete type plane. 

On the trip in which his two companions 
were shot do^NTi, Marlowe also had many nar- 
row escapes. The three were on "armj- com- 
mand" duty and the two machines were brought 
down in No Man's Land. The crew of one 
ship was rescued but the other two men were 

Lieutenant Marlowe said that on the night 
bombing trips over German territory, the 
planes carried flares which would light up the 
country for miles and reveal any movement 
of troops below. 

He served at Verdun, at St. Mihiel and in 
the Argonne. He went overseas in February, 

Lieutenant Edmund F. Marlowe in his air togs 

Private Eugene G. Kothe 
(See article below) 

1918, and after going through an artillery school, 
an observation school at Tours, an aerial fire 
school at Caseaux and a finishing school at 
Chatillon, was assigned to the front the latter 
part of August, where he remained until after 
the signing of the Armistice. He returned to 
this country on March 2. 

Baltimore Would Look Good to Him 

The picture next above is of Eugene G. 
Kothe, Company I, 313th Infantry, formerly an 
employe in the press room of the Printing De- 
partment at Mount Clare. In an interesting 
letter to Edward F. Leilich he acknowledges 
with gratitude the letters that have been sent 
him, and tells how the soldiers long for news 
from home. 

About twenty miles from where he is he says 
there is a barbed wire pen which contains about 
five hundred Eussian prisoners. He says that 
they look to be a very illiterate lot. 

He is bunking in a barn and "indulges" in a 
"luxurA^" shower bath once a month, and sighs 
for the days gone by at Camp Meade when a 
shower was a daily occurrence. Hargeville, he 
savs, should be renamed ''Mudville" — it is so 


wet and muddy that they have to maneuver on 
rafts and sometimes even the buildings float 
away, and the sergeant generally calls the roll 
from the top of a telegraph pole. He does his 
correspondence in the ''library" b}- candle light 
with the aid of a magazine as a desk. There is 
to be a moving picture show in one of the barns, 
but he says he doesn't think he will go, as it is 
right next to where the mules are located and as 
they are of the ''kicking" variety, he is afraid 
they might "butt in." He also advises that he 
has the lower bunk in his "apartment" and as it 
is a nice night for sleeping, he will lay himself 
down on his nice soft pine board and dream 
sweet dreams of home and Baltimore. 

Sea plane as picked up 155 miles from its base by 
submarine chaser which caught its radio "C. Q. D." 

**Cohort of the Damned'' 
The Story of the French Corps of Mad 

CDouglas Reid, in Popular Mechanics Magazine) 

When the French began to send up flying 
circuses they discovered trouble. A certain 
number of the airmen refused to fly in forma- 
tion. Either from impatience or a mistaken 
sense of the dramatic, they would break away 
from the squadron, disregard the orders of 
the flight commander, and dart away erratic- 
ally to do battle on their own account. Others, 
seized with a strange eccentricity, would 
persist in doing stunts in formation, causing 
accidents from collisions, breaking up the care- 
fully planned battle line, and ruining the attack 

of the squadron. Pimishment for these irre- 
sponsible fliers did not cure them. So the 
French air service set psychologists and trained 
nerve specialists to study the offenders. 

These scientists discovered that the insub- 
ordinates were slightly unbalanced mentally, 
that their daily labors under extreme nerve 
tension and constant excitement had carried 
them beyond complete sanity. Slavish and 
monotonous employment in desperate air 
flights, the daily absorption in this strange 
new occupation, had combined, with the 
peculiar effect of swiftly changing air pressure 
on the nerves, to make them abnormally 

"The machine" was too much for their 
strength of mind. 

The French, always a race with more under- 
standing of genius and temperament than the 
Anglo-Saxon peoples, forbore to cashier these 
fliers. It realized that they were, man for 
man, better than their German opponents; that 
individually they were the best aces of all 
in an air duel, for their very disregard of rules 
and regulations, their very carelessness of 
death made them terrible foes. 

So it organized a special corps called "The 
Cohort of the Damned," filling it entirely 
with these untrustworthy pilots; placed it 
apart from all organized escadrilles; forbade 
its members to approach the regular branches 
of the service; isolated it entirely at a point 
near the front line trenches, furnished it with 
the best equipment, and turned it free to fight 
at its own sweet will. 

Lonely and tragic, this band fought for the 
rest of the war, its members dying rapidly 
out of the air, but a constant flood of new fliers 
coming to take their places as the nerves of 
pilots here and there among the disciplined 
escadrilles gave way and made their owners 
fit only for this reckless company. 

The execution these half mad men of the 
"Damned" wrought in German ranks was 
astounding, but no record could be kept of 
the number they shot down, on account of 
their lack of organization and the irresponsi- 
bility of their testimony. Captured Germans, 
however, are known to have reported that 
their own fliers swore fervently and wrote 
their wills when ordered to occupy part of the 
line opposite the "Cohort." 

( Liberty Bonds Will Give Our Wounded Boys a | 

I New Start in Life | 

. . 4 


Mount Clare Welfare Athletic and Pleasure 
Association Entertains at Dance 

EHAIAXN'S HALL in Baltimore was 
just large enough to hold the crowd of 
Mount Clare boosters who attended 
'^^^^'the entertainment and dance of their 
Welfare Athletic and Pleasure Association on 
the evening of March 20. C. E. Gibbs, chair- 
man of the committee on arrangements, H. A. 
Beaumont and other members of the committee, 
were at the door, welcoming the guests and 
assuring them by the presentation of a little 
card lettered, "Refreshments," that that very 
important part of the program had not been 

The hal^ was beautifully decorated, filmy 
streamers of graceful greenery being liberally 
set with electric lights of various hues, and the 
wall covered with a lavish display of the Na- 
tional colors. Each side of the proscenium arch 
was flanked by the handsome shield of the asso- 
ciation, and the entrance to the refreshment 
salon invited a neek under the prettily deco- 
rated arch above it. 

The hall was. therefore, everything that 
could be expected. But the people were more 
so* It was like a great big family party w'th 
old and yoimg decked out in their best bib and 
tucker and the best spirit imaginable reigning. 
Fathers and sons were there and mothers and 
daughters. We saw many who we know were 
the grandchildren of veteran shopmen, and not 
a few whose grey hairs or bald heads indicated 
that they are sometimes called "granddad." 
The larger part of the assemblage, however, 
was composed of those in their teens and just 
beyond, to whom the word "Dance" on the pro- 
gram spelled an evening of keen delight. 

The Mount Clare Welfare Orchestra opened 
the program at 8.30 with an inspiring rendition 

of a crack military march. Your feet felt like 
keeping time to the rhythmic beat and to one 
who had not had the opportunity of hearing the 
orchestra play for the past two years, as was 
the case with the writer, the marked and com- 
mendable improvement in the musicianship 
shown was most gratifying. 

Mr. Gibbs made an ideal chairman. Pirst 
place he's a good looking chap who commands 
attention, and his introductory remarks were so 
brief and to the point that he h Id attention 
and drove home what he wanted to say. WEL- 
CO]\IE, in big letters, express the first port of 
his talk, cordially given and right from the 
heart. He was delightfully informal, said that 
the better time the audience had, the better 
pleased the association would be, and con- 
cluded with a strong bid for the support of the 
friends of the association at their big annual 
entertainment to be held in May. 

"Fred" Lender, a shop employe, followed Mr. 
Gibbs with a popular song. He has a pretty 
tenor vioce and responded to his encore with 
the old favorite, "There's a Rose that Grows 
in No Man's Land." The latter was accom- 
panied by one of the violins in an attractive 
obligato. The Welfare Four, composed of 
Messrs. E. Kuhl, J. M. Hittel, H. L. Wortman 
and W. F. Heimbuck, got a big reception and a 
number of encores. Mr. Wortman sang "Sailor, 
Beware," and displayed a bass voice of sonorous 

The next number was stated on the program 
to be "A Few Tricks — a Little Nonsense and 
Some Ability, by Moris, the Society Trixter." 
If the person who thought he was a reincarnated 
"Joe" Welch was the same individual who later 
baffled the audience with some really good card 




tricks, we advise him to confine his attention 
hereafter to the card boards. His manipula- 
tion of the latter made a first class act, but the 
Hebrew comedy stuff consisted in an overlong 
and tiring monologue with the first few rows in 
the audience, while the remainder waited 
patiently for the next number. 

Then came the refreshments and the dance, 
for which almost everybody stayed. The 
orchestra did yeoman work with their musical 
jjrogram and Avas generous with encores. The 
association will have no trouble in getting an 
audience if they continue to offer such good 

The Committee of Arrangements consisted of: 
C. E. Gibbs, Chairman, H. A. Beaumont, A. F. 
Becker, B. F. Douglas, Jr., J. Scharnagle, L. A. 
Mogart, J. D. Riley, R. Booth, William Whalen, 
L. Beaumont, W. R. Sheckells, W. Mackenzie, 
L. F. Schwatora, G. W. Smith, J. J. Smith, 
H. T. Beck, W. F. Heimbuck. G. W. Thompson, 
F. S. Torback, J. D. Wright. Gus. Tew, William 
Kern, J. Hammett, John M. Hittel, J. T. Sei- 
bert, C. C. Cummings, J. T. Cadagan, E. Fittro, 
E. McCarthy, W. L. Gordon, L. Finegan, M. A. 
Wuster, W. E. Carroll, W. F. Mahaney, C. E. 
Bloomfield, H. L. Wortman, P. S. Andrews, R. 
Chambers, E. Kuhl, F. Linder, J. W. Ziegler, 
H. Weibking, W. S. Eyerly, E. Johnson and D. 

Ladies Form Auxiliary of 
Fairmont Veterans 

WlIVES and daughters of the veteran 
employes of Fairmont have formed an 
gargg auxiliary to the Veterans' Association 
^^1^* and the organization is already making 
itsolf felt. The first regular meeting was held 
during the latter part of March, and there was 
much enthusiasm and indications are that the 
women will be a big factor in the progress of 
the Veterans' Association. 

At the initial meeting Mrs. J. F. Shafferman 
was elected president ;'Mrs. G. H. Swisher, vice- 
president; Mrs. Michael Horan, secretary; Mrs. 
F. M. Whitman, treasurer. These officers are 
all energetic and in accei)ting the offices they 
all i)romised to work indofatigably for the suc- 
cess of the organization. 

At the first meeting a grouj) of veterans from 
Grafton was present, among them being J. B. 
Kimnicll, president of the Grafton Association; 

C. W. Cassid}^, the secretary, and Frank M. 
Keane, who is an executive official of the grand 

Wheeling Veterans Give Smoker 

HHE Wheeling Association of Veterans 
gave a smoker in their hall in the 
McMechen Bank building on Wednes- 
day night, March 12. There was a 
large number present, all of whom have been in 
the service twenty years or more and some with 
fifty 5^ears to their credit. 

J. M. Garvey, Sr., President of the Wheeling 
Association and also Grand Vice-President of 
the Grand Association of Veterans, called the 
meeting to order and, after routine business had 
been transacted, asked the Grand President of 
the Association, G. W. Sturmer, of Baltimore, 
to speak. Mr. Sturmer enlightened those 
present on the duties and benefits of member- 
ship and urged all employes of the Railroad who 
have been in the service for twenty years or 
more, to become members. 

W. F. Braden, former editor of the Employes 
Magazine, and now welfare agent, was intro- 
duced and spoke at considerable length on -^he 
inspiring principles of the Veterans. He also 
took up questions pertaining to the Welfare 
work, which he represents, and urged the coop- 
eration of the Veterans in this important phase 
of the Railroad's activities. Mr. Braden's 
remarks were very much appreciated, and it is 
the Veterans' hope that he will visit them again. 

John L. Manley, ex-mayor of Benwood, and 
one of the oldest veterans in the service, then 
spoke very optimistically of the future of the 
Veterans, and his encouraging remarks were 
confirmed by several prominent members who 
followed in brief talks. 

There are about 27,000 employes in the serv- 
ice eligible to join this association. All of 
them have contributed to make the Baltimore 
and Ohio Railroad the great organization it is, 
and should keep in touch with the progress of 
the Railroad through membership in the asso- 
ciation. To this end tlie Grand President will 
soon put organizers in the field between Parkers- 
burg, W. Va., and St. Louis, Mo. 

Our association of Veterans meets on the 
second Wednesday in each month, and at the 
next meeting it is hoped we may have either 
general superintendent J. M. Scott or super- 
intendent E. V. Smith to give thp boys a good 

Easy and Practical Home 
Dressmaking Lessons 

A New One-Piece Dress Designed to Meet the Needs of 
Women Who Must Be Ready for All Occasions 

By Katharine Mutterer 

pMIRABLY adapted for all-day wear 
is this one-piece dress of cashmere, 
although the model lends itself to 
development in any material. The 
waist crosses and is closed at one side, the 
open neck being finished with a shawl collar of 

self-material. Deep cuffs trim the sleeves, 
while the three-piece gathered skirt has pockets 
for its sole decoration. In medium size the 
model requires 4| yards 44-inch material. 

By carefully following both the cutting 
and construction guides mistakes and waste of 
material will be avoided. First, fold the 
cashmere carefully in half and near the length- 
wise fold, place the front gore sec"^ion of the 
pattern. To the right of it lay the oack gore, 
with triple "TTT" perforations along the 
lengthwise fold. The back of the waist is 
placed next to the back gore of the skirt. Leave 
aj space for the waist front, as shown in the 
guide, then continue with the collar and vest, 
with ''T" and triple '^TTT" perforations 
along the lengthwise fold. Cuff, waist front, 
sleeve and pocket are laid with large ''O" 
perforations along a lengthwise thread. 



Patented April 3 j, 19(17' 




Now take the waist and close underarm and 
shoulder seam as notched. Gather lower edge 
between "T" perforations and 1 inch above. 
Line of large "O"' perforations indicates center- 

Adjust stay to position underneath gathers 
in waist with center-backs even; bring single 
small ''o" perforation in stay to under-arm 
seam, and double small "oo" perforation to 
slash. Stitch gathers in waist to position 
and leave front edges with center-backs and 
notches even. 

Adjust vest to position underneath front of 
waist matching single large ''O" and double 
small ''oo" perforations. 

Close seams of sleeve and wrist cufT as 
notched; leave seams free below the large ''O'' 
perforations and finish for closing. Sew cufT 
to sleeve as notched with edges even. Sew 
sleeve in armhole as notched with small "o" 
perforation at shoulder seam easing in any 
fulness between the notches. Hold the sleeve 
toward you when basting it in. 

Turn hem in front gore of skirt on the armhole, 
line of small "o" perforations; line of large *'0" 
perforations indicates center-front. Join gores 
as notched. Gather upper edge of skirt be- 
tween "T" perforations. Adjust skirt to 
position, stitching upper edge over upper row 
of gathers in waist and over the top of stay 
(forward of the slash in waist) with center- 
fronts, center-backs and front edges even; bring 
small "o" perforation at top of back gore to 
underarm seam. 

Lap the free portion of front waist section 
(forward of the slash) on the skirt with center- 
fronts and side edges even and stitch to posi- 
tion over the lower edge of the stay. 

Adjust to position over the side seam of 
skirt with upper edge of pocket between the 
indicating small ''o" perforations in the front 
and back gores. Large "O" perforations in- 
dicate the front of waist. 

Line belt, arrange around the waist and tack 
to position at side-front matching the single 
large "O" and small "o" perforations in belt 
and matching the single front of waist. 

Lap right front of dress on left with center- 
fronts even and close at left side-front as 

Pictorial Review Dress No. 8077. Sizes, 34 
to 48 inches bust. Price, 25 cents. 

Pictorial Review patterns may be had at the 
following stores: 

New York City: Brooklyn, N. Y.r 

R, H. Macy & Company. Abraham & Straus. 
Stern Brothers. Price & Rosenbaum. 

Bloomingdales. A. 1. Namm & Son. 

Philadelphia, Pa.: Baltimore, Md.: 

N. Snellenburg & Company. Hutzler Brothers Co. 

A. Eisenberg. 

S. Kann Sons & Co. 
Palais Royal. 

Connellsville, Pa.: 
Wright Metzler Co. 

New Castle, Pa.: 

Cumberland, Md.: 
Rosenbaum Bros. 

Pittsburgh, Pa.: 
Kaufman Dep't Store, Inc. 
Joseph Home Co. 

Grafton, W. Va.: 

New Castle Drj' Goods Co. G. L. Jolliffe. 

Parkersburg, W. Va.: 
Dils Bros. 

Chillicothe, Ohio: 
Norwell & Hartley. 
Masonic Temple. 

Columbus, Ohio: 
The Dunn Taft Co. 
The F. & R. Lazarus Co. 

Newark, Ohio: 
John J. Carroll, 

Cleveland, Ohio: 
The May Co. 
The John Meckes Son Co. 

Cincinnati, Ohio: 
The John Shillito Co. 
The H. & S. PoguelCo. 

St. Louis, Mo.: 
The Famous & Barr Co. 



8035 — BoyS' Overalls (20 cents). Five sizes, 
4 to 12 years. Size 8 requires 2f yards 36-inch 
material. The front of waist and side-closing 
trousers cut in one. High neck with rolling col- 
lar, perforated for Ijw round neck. Long one- 
piece sleeves, or sleeveless, and the front and 
back perforated for large armholes. 

Simplicity and Grace 

HNY woman who can ply her needle 
with even a moderate amount of 
skill can make the charming new 
scarf embroideries featured among the 
spring and summer novelties. Those intended 
for use in summer homes and cottages are 
models of simplicity and grace, many times 
carrying out the decorative scheme of a dining 
room, library or bed chamber. The taste for 
employing one or two colors can scarcely be 
too much commended, for this is always a 
feature of artistically arranged homes. 

There is an ever-increasing demand for 

8185 — Ladies' Oxe-Piece Dress (25 cents). 
Eight sizes, 34 to 48 bust. Width at lower edge 
with plaits dra"«Ti out about 2 yards. Size 36 
requires 6 yards 36-inch material. Without lin- 
ing, closed in front. Box plaits are inserted in 
the side-front and side-back seams. 

in Scarf Embroideries 

scarfs designed from both old and modern 
Italian motifs, and nothing more appropriate 
could be found than the one illustrated. A 
fairlv coarse gray art linen is recommended 
for the scarf, the embroidery being executed in 
Italian green and white. The stitchery is of 
the simplest variety, consisting of the familiar 
flat satin stitch. The quaint designs are 
placed an equal distance apart and below them 
is inserted a band of filet crochet insertion. 
Crochet balls weigh the ends of the scarf and 
these are in the same color cotton as the em- 




If desired, the embroidered motifs may be 
outlined in black, for there is perhaps nothing 
that gives more character and tone to colored 
embroideries than a judicious use of black. 
The merest touch, however, is needed and it 
can be more delicately applied in outlining 
designs. It brings out the richness of other 
tones. Either silk or stranded cotton may be 
used for embroidering this design. If cotton 
is used three threads may be employed together. 
With either silk or cotton pad well, remem- 
bering that much depends upon careful padding. 
The pattern supplies three yards of motif de- 
sign 21 by 31 inches. 

The design may not be confined to the scarf, 
but may be used to trim frocks, especially 
where panel effects and borders are featured. 
The motifs are also effective on belts, pockets, 
girdles and blouses, to say nothing of other ar- 
ticles of household furniture, such as the corners 
of cushions, table covers, etc. 

Embroidery No. 12496. Transfer, blue or 
yellow, supplying three yards of motifs. Price, 
15 cents. 

Pictorial Review patterns on sale by local 

Her Soldier 

''I'm saving for my soldier," said a woman 
worker in a munitions factory, who had broken 
all records in the fuse room for purchase of War 
Savings Stamps and Thrift Stamps. 

"Congratulations!" shouted the girl across 
the aisle. "What's the name of the lucky 

"No, girls," replied the saver, "it isn't 
a question of wedding bells, sorry to admit. 
There isn't any guy in khaki to come back 
and whisper to me, 'Little one, the finest 
machine for you is the gas range in our fiat. 
You are great on making shrapnel, but I guess 
your biscuits won't do any more to me than 
the Huns." 

"I don't even know my soldier, but he's 
the guy coming back after whipping the Huns 
for us women to take the job I've been filling 
during the war and, believe me, if he wants 
his job he gets it; and that means hunting 
another job for this little Miss Bloomers. 
And it's not going to be a rainy day for me; it's 
going to be a happy day. I am going to feel 
proud. And to be ready for it I am salting 
away a lot of my extra pay in War Savings 
Stamps and Thrift Stamps for a patriotic 'turn 
aroimd' fund. He will be broke and get his 
job right away; War Savings Stamps will help 
me to wait for another job and prove that 
my patriotism sticks whether there are fire- 
works at the front or not. Say! Getaminds- 
eye-soldior of your own and get busy on the 
W. S. S. thing." 

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United States Railroad Administration ii 

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Director General's First Talk to 
Railway Employes 

In an address to the employes of the Norfolk 
and Western Railroad, delivered at Roanoke, 
Va., in April, Walker D.Hines, Director General 
of Railroads, declared that to his mind one of 
the greatest achievements of the war had been 
the improvement in wages and working con- 
ditions which had come to the railroad em- 

Says War Brought About Improvement 

"That improvement was coming about gradu- 
ally without the war," said the Director Gen- 
eral, ''but the war, which changed everything 
and put everything on a new basis, brought to 
a much more sudden completion this vast and 
important im+;»rovement in wages and work- 
ing conditions of railroad employes. It is, of 
course, a very great pride to me that I have 
had a part, first as Assistant Director General 
and now as Director General, in seeing this 
great achievement come about and in helping 
to bring it about." 

Thanks Employes for Service Rendered 

Mr. Hines declared that this was the first 
opportunity he had had to address a body of 
railway employes. 

"The very first thing I want to do," he 
stated, "is to tell you on behalf of the railroad 
employes throughout the United States and in 
a sense as the representative of all those em- 
ployes how deeply grateful I am for the great 
service that was rendered by you and the 
railroad employes throughout the country in 
the work of winning the war." 

Difficulties tc Be Overcome 

Mr. Hines stated that the work he had under- 
taken was the most unique in character and that 

the problems to be overcome were of the most 
amazing variety and difficult of performance. 

"It never happened before and it probably 
will never happen again," he said, "that of a 
sudden all the 250,000 miles of railroads in the 
United States are brought together under the 
direction of a single individual with powers 
conferred upon the President which he, in turn, 
has delegated to the Director General. One 
of the most important and inspiring difficulties 
confronting me is trying to work out a reason- 
able and just disposition of the questions that 
arise between the railroad employes and the 
management. There is nothing which means 
more for the future of the country tLj,n the de- 
velopment of conditions which ought to exist 
between the employes of the country and the 
railroad management of the country." 

Calls on Employes to Exercise Patience 

The Director General said it was a tremen- 
dous achievement to work out in the course 
of a few months a radical improvement in the 
wages and working conditions of the two 
millions of railroad employes. 

"I want you to remember," he said, "what 
a big job it is and how, in the nature of things, 
it takes a little time to work out the problems 
and arrive at a just conclusion. It is a marvel 
how much has been done within the last ten 
months. We are trying to work out with the 
greatest possible justice to everybody concerned 
the adjustment of these things and I hope that 
you will exercise a measure of patience in any- 
thing that affects you." 

Discipline Essential as in a War Machine 

Mr. Hines stated that the railroad organiza- 
tion is, in a sense, like a great army, in which 
discipline is indispensable. 

"That is the only way trains can be run," 
he declared, "accidents avoided and the great 




business of the country carried on. No army 
of any sort, whether it is industrial or military, 
can succeed unless it has discipline or control. 
An enterprise of this sort with two millions of 
employes carmot all be run from one central 
organization and the more these things can 
be worked out through the representatives of 
the employes dealing with their local officers 
the greater the success from the standpoint 
of public service and the more the employes 
themselves will get out of the present method 
of conducting operations." 

Cooperation of Employes Necessary 

Mr Mines called attention to the fact that 
the advance in wages and working conditions 
for employes is now on trial before the Ameri- 
can people. 

"A great many people," he stated, "think 
that too much has been done for the employes. 
I disagree absolutely with that view. But 
this is not clear to the American public and in 
order to justify the important increase in wages 
and working conditions we must have increased 
efficiency in railroad operation. The way you 
can help this situation is to do your utmost 
to give the best possible value for the wages 
you receive and try to cut down just as much 
as possible the loss incurred for the time being 
in operating the railroads. In doing this you 
will justify what has been done in your behalf, 
and at the same time you will render an import- 
ant public service which, in the last analysis, 
is the duty of us all, because it is the people 
of the United States as a whole who are footing 
the bills of government administration of the 

Punishment for Express Car Thieves 

In a recent opinion haTided down by George 
\V. Ray, X'nitcd States District Judge for the 
Xortheni District of New York, a note of 
warning is sounded to all those found guilty 
of stealing property entrusted to the care of 
the Government. The case in point involved 
Otto Kambeitz and another employe of the 
American Railway Express Company found 
guilty of stealing a fur collar and fur coat from 
an express car en route between Albanj^ and 
Syracuse, New York State. The defendant 
claimed that they had not violated any pro- 
vision of the Railroad Control Act and were 
not guilty of any criminal offense. In his 
opinion Judge Ray said: 

Stole Property Belongring to the United States 

"He who steals such earnings steals the 
money of the United States. The property 
received by those in charge of these transpor- 
tation systems for transportation is received 
by the United States to be transported by the 
United States and is in the custody and under 
the protection of the United States and the 
United States has a property therein. Con- 
gress had power to enact laws for the protec- 
tion of all property coming into its possession 
in operating the systems. It was not so short- 
sighted as to enact a statute for the protection 
of the mere operation of the physical part of 
the system, leaving the United States powerless 
to protect the millions of dollars worth of mer- 
chandise in the custody of the United States 
and being transported by it against the depre- 
dations of robbers and thieves." 

New Appointments Announced by 
Director General 

Director General Hines has appointed Mr. 
Henry B. Spencer, as Director of the Division 
of Purchases of the United States Railroad 
Administration and former Representative 
Swagar Sherley, of Kentucky, as Director of 
the Division of Finance. Both offices were 
formerly held by John Skelton Williams, who 
resigned on ]\Iarch 15, and who has become 
Chairman of an Advisory Committee on Pur- 
chases for the Railroad Administration. The 
other members of this Committee designated 
by the Director General are Mr. Robert S. 
Lovett and Mr. Henry Walters. 

Equipment Companies Need Not Worry 

The equipment companies with which the 
Railroad Administration made contracts early 
last year for the construction of locomotives 
and cars and on which there are considerable 
amounts yet to be paid are to be taken care 
of under a plan agreed upon at a conference 
between the Director General and representa- 
tives of the concerns mentioned. This plan 
involves the issuance by the Director General 
of his certificates of indebtedness to these 
equipment companies on account of amounts 
now due them. ' 

Promotion of Railroad Travel 
to be Encouraged 

It is the intention of the United States Rail- 
road Administration, according to an announce- 



ment by Director General Hines. to engage in 
a limited advertising campaign in newspapers 
and national magazines for the purpose of pro- 
moting travel to the National Parks and princi- 
pal health and pleasure resorts. This cam- 
paign, which will be nation-wide in its scope, 
will be supervised in every detail by three 
Committees of Passenger Traffic Officers, 
located in New York. Chicago and Atlanta. 

Railroad Policemen and Patrolmen 
Receive Increased Pay 

The Director General has approved the re- 
commendation of the Board of Railroad Wages 
and Workmg Conditions pertaining to pa^trol- 
men and others of the Police Department of 

the railroads under federal control. The order 
provides a minimum hourly rate of 45 cents an 
hour and a maximum of 55 cents an hour for 
patrolmen who are assigned to a restricted 
territory with a minimum of eight hours a day 
and overtime at the pro-rata rate for the ninth 
and tenth hours and time and a half thereafter. 
These men formerly received monthly wages 
ranging from S60.00 to $110.00. Under the 
new rate they will be paid from S85.00 to 
S112.00 a month on an eight hour day basis. 
Proportionate increases, but on a monthly 
basis, are provided for lieutenants and for 
sergeants whose duties require traveling and 
whose hours cannot be regulated. The order 
applies to approximately 7,000 patrolmen and 
1.000 lieutenants and sergeants. 

The Yankees on The Marne 

According to T. Atkins 

By Emerson Hough, of the Vigilantes 

Uh, the English and the Irish, and the 'owlin' Scotties, too, 
The Canucks and Aiistrylej'.Jis, and the 'airy French Polhi, 
The only thing that bothered us a year before we knew, 
Was 'ow in 'ell the Yanks 'ud look, an' what in 'ell they'd do. 

They 'adn't 'ad no trynein', they didn't know the gyme, 
They 'adn't never marched it much — their shootin' was the 

An' the only thmg that bothered us that day in lawst July 
Was 'ow in 'ell the line 'ud 'old if they should run aw'y. 

Them leggy, nosey new 'uns, just come across the sea — 
We couldn't 'elp but wonder 'ow in 'ell their guts 'ud be. 
An' the only thing that bothered us in all our staggerin' 

Was wot in 'ell 'ud 'appen w'eu the 'Uns 'ad 'it the Yanks. 

My word ! It 'appened sudden w'en the drive 'ad first begun. 
We seed the Y'anks a-runnin' — Gaw blimy! 'ow they run! 
But the only thing that bothered us that seed the chase 

Was 'ow in 'ell to stop them 'fore they got into Berlin. 

They didn't have no tactics but the bloody manual, 
Thev 'adn't learned no orders but " 'Ooray!" and "Give 
''em 'ell !" 

But the only thing that bothered us about them leggy lads 
Was 'ow in 'ell to get the chow to feed their "Kamerads!" 

So we're standin' altogether in a stiffish firin' line. 
If any one should awsk you, you can say we're doin' fine — • 
But the only thing that bothers us — an' that don't bother 
much — 

Is 'ow in 'ell to get the dirt to bury all the Dutch. 

Gaw's trewthi it's rotten fightin' that all our troops 'as 

The 'Un's a dh-ty pl'yer, becos 'e's always been; 

But the only thing that bothers ui in 'andin' 'im oui' thanks 

Is 'ow in 'ell we'd done it if it weren't for the Y^anks. 

Oh, the English and the Irish, and the 'owlin Scotties, too, 
The Canucks and Austrj-leyuns, an' the 'airy French Pollu, 
The only thing that bothered us don't bother us no more, 
It's whv in 'ell we didn't know those Yankee bovs before I 


Baltimore Division 

Track foreman G. W. Lowery, at Tuscarora, 
observed loose wheel in train of extra east, 
engine 4179, while passing Tuscarora. The 
crew was notified at Dickerson and stopped at 
Barnesville and though they could not find it, 
they discovered bent axle on rear truck of 
Baltimore and Ohio box car 195436 at Boyds, 
and had car set off at Boyds. 

Cumberland (Keyser) Division 

On March 10, track laborer L. Garrey, while 
on his way to work from his home, west of Terra 
Alta, discovered a broken rail in the westbound 
high speed track about one-half mile east of 
Rodemer tool house. He promptly ran up the 
westbound track towards Terra Alta to flag 
No. 3 and succeeded in stopping this train in 
time to prevent a serious accident, which possi- 
bly would have occurred had the train passed 
over the rail at scheduled speed. 

On March 28, trackwalker W. Flanigan, 
patroling track, found twelve inches of broken 
flange at Truesdale bottling house on eastbound 
track. He ran to agent's office at Deer Park 
village and phoned to operator, who notified 
dispatcher. The latter had extra east engine 
7131 stopped at Bond, where inspectors found 
fourteen inches of flange broke on Baltimore and 
Ohio 125155, eighth car from rear. The car 
wheel was spraggcd and hauled to Keyser. A 
very lucky find and Mr. Flanigan is heartily 

Connellsville Division 

On March 13, J. R. Dunstan, engineer of Con- 
nellsville, discovered a broken rail in the main 
track just west of Confluence?, and immediately 
r('I)()rt('d it to the supervisor, who had it 
changed and thus made i\w. track safe. His 
pr()mf)tness in reporting tiiis unsafe condition 


probably averted an accident and a proper entry 
has been made on his service record. 

Charleston Division 

On March 17, while conductor W. H. Frame 
was in charge of engine 1320, handling relief 
train, he discovered defective condition of 
engine 1870. Conductor Frame is commended 
for his close observance. 

While engines 1893-1860, in charge of engi- 
neers Rodebaugh and Criss, conductor Beamer, 
were passing the residence of conductor Haney, 
just west of Fisher's Summit, conductor Haney, 
who was off duty, noticed brake rigging down 
on this train, flagged the crew, stopping the 
train and assisted in making repairs. Conduc- 
tor Haney is to be commended for his close 
observance and prompt action. ' 

Cincinnati Terminals 

On March 20, Henry Vettel and Charles 
Crusham, employed at the Kenyon Avenue 
Depot, discovered a fire in M. C. car 51881 -at 
that point, and by their prompt action in 
extinguishing the fire undoubtedly saved a 
considerable loss. Both of these men have 
been commended for their prompt action in 
this matter by the superintendent of terminals. 

Newark Division 

Chief clerk to road foreman Fuller Taylor 
rei)orted signs of a bent axle on Erie car 192776, 
March 11. This car was the twenty-first car 
from caboose and was leaving Newark in a 
Q. D. train. He immediately reported it to the 
chief train dispatcher, who had train stopjjed 
and car set off at the first telegraph tower out 
of Newark. Mr. Taylor is to be congratulated 
on the interest taken. Inspection showc^d that 
I he wheel was out of line oiie-half inch and |)OSsi- 
bly would have caused a ser ious derMilineiit IkkI 
it not been set off. 



Chicago Division 

On January 22, passenger brakeman J. C. Mar- 
quette, train No. 8, discovered broken pedestal 
braces on rear trucks of baggage car 476 while 
train was at Wellsboro and had proper repairs 
made so as to prevent accident. For his 
prompt action he is commended. 

On March 8, when A. T. & S. F. engine 3177 
lost back end brass out of left main rod, it was 
necessary to disconnect engine. This is an ex- 
tremely large type of engine and as an engine 
crew unaided would be imable to disconnect it, 
conductor William Saager, and his brakemen, 
T. C. Palmer and E. E. Koble, on their own 
volition, assisted in the work. Their vokmtary 
service • in this respect and interest in the 
Company's behalf are highly commended. 

On January 12, brakeman M. H. Gallagher 
and conductor Ira Van Buren, finding a piece of 
broken flange in yards at Willard, made search 
and discovered Baltimore and Ohio car 220506 
with ten inches missing from wheel. This car 

was set out before accident occurred and these 
employes are commended. 

South Chicago 

As assistant car foreman William F. Ross 
was going to work on the morning of March 31, 
he noticed about six feet of broken rail on the 
track known as the enginehouse lead at a point 
where the engines usually begin to speed up 
after leaving the house. The ground was cov- 
ered with snow at the time. Mr. Ross promptly 
stationed a man to guard the track while he 
notified the section men, who made repairs in 
time to prevent accident. He is commended. 

Indiana Division 

On February 28, brakeman Orville O. Gibson, 
on duty as flagman with Work Extra 178, dis- 
covered rail with about six inches broken on one 
end in main track, mile 76, between North Ver- 
non and Hayden. Mr. Gibson has been in the 
service of the Company since May 22, 1917, and 
for his alertness in noticing this defect and 
prompt action in protecting track, a commenda- 
tory notation has been placed on his record. 

"An Honest Man's the Noblest Work of God" 

Mr. George H. Stickley, 
Car Department Carpenter, 

Pittsburgh, Pa., March 24, 1919. 

My Dear Mr. Stickley : 

It has just come to my attention that a pocketbook containing $20.60, the property of 
Miss Marie Geary, a passenger on train No. 37 arriving in Pittsburgh on March 14th, was 
foimd by you and immediately turned over to the Conductor, who in turn delivered it 
to Stationmaster, and that it was later given to Miss Geary after having been properly 

On behalf of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, I thank you for your action 
on this occasion, and wish to assure you that matters of this kind are greatly appreciated. 

With best wishes, I am. 

Very truly yours. 

(Signed) J. D. BELTZ, 

Acting Superintendent. 


Eastern Lines 

Baltimore and Ohio Building 

Law Department 

Correspondent, G. \V. Haulenbeek 

I have received a lovely letter from my good 
friend, Charles Radley Webber. It is a per- 
sonal communication, and I refrain from sending; 
it to the Magazine, but I hope Mr. Webber will 
write again when publication will be in order. 
I can say, however, that he is well and is en- 
joying his work with the Y. M. C. A. He is 
pleasantly situated on the Gulf of Trieste, which 
js only a few hours' ride from Venice. 

In a letter received by E. W. Young, our 
chief clerk, Captain A. Hunter Boyd, Jr., our 
general attorney, writing from France, under 
date of March G, says: 

''I have been on the go lately. Spent nearly 
a week at Gondecourt (near St. Mihiel), in 
practice firing. Last night I returned from 
the First Army Horse Show. My battery 
represented the Fifth Corps in the artillery 
contest, and finished second. We are very 
much disappointed as we came so near getting 
the blue ribbon; in fact, had it twice, but the 
judge changed his mind and finally gave us 
the red. We had hoped to represent the first 
army in the A. E. F. show, but I judge we are 
now barred. 

"You probably know we are scheduled to 
sail in June. Hope it won't be delayed. We 
are having Spring weather with lots of rain as 
usual. Give my regards to all in the office, 
(jlad to get Mr. Webber's address in Italy, 
Mild will write liitn." 

In another communication, also to Mr. Young, 
from Chaplain Dubell of the 110th Field Ar- 
tillery, he says: 

''There is no one in the 29th Division more 
beloved and respected by both officers and 
men than Captain A. Hunter Boyd, Jr." 

Some time I want to tell our boys away out 
on our lines in the west, about Baltimore; 
about the great big Central Building with its 
thirteen floors, and the army of employes in 
the building. I would like to indulge in a 
generous paragraph about our elevators, and 
the well equipped corps of elevatormen, always 
faithful and obliging; of the well-behaved 
young ladies in the various departments; of the 
army of workers who keep the building tidy 
and attractive, and of the general efficiency 
that prevails throughout the Baltimore home 
of the Company; of the busy Relief Department 
on the second floor, where everyone is con- 
stantly "on the job"; so that when anv of the 
boys or girls take a summer trip to Atlantic, 
and stop off at Baltimore, the best city in the 
land, they will know what to expect. 

Of Captain George D. Penniman, Jr., and 
Lieutenant John A. Dushane Penniman, sons 
of our George Dobbin Penniman, who arc still 
in France, good tidings are received. 

Both of these young gentlemen are busily 
engaged in their respective military duties, 
and, while anxious to return to the States, are 
not indulging in gloom, but are patiently wait- 
ing for the War Department to make decision 
as to their return. 

Of our department force, Albert Brown and 
John William Rich have been on the sick list. 
We missed them both. I am perfectly safe in 
making this announcement because neither one 
gave me the injunction, "Don't you put mc in 
I he MAfiA/iNK correspondence." 



Relief Department 

Correspondent, H. IR^^xG Martin 

''When Johnny comes marching home again, 
Hurrah, Hurrah ! 
We'll give him a hearty welcome then, 
Hurrah, Hurrah ! 
The men will cheer, the boys will shout, 
The ladies, they will all turn out. 
And we'll all feel gay when Johnny comes 
marching home." 

After the great review at Washington, at 
the close of the Civil War, when hundreds of 
thousands of returning soldiers marched past 
the President, the men of '65 went back to work 
and were quickly absorbed. 

•'They came back, as do our boys, marching 
proudly and with victorious tread, reading 
their glory in a nation's eyes.'' 

The "Johnnies'' of this war are now coming 
home, bronzed, tanned, and husky. 

Outside of the broadened muscles and deep- 
ened chests for which they are indebted to 
their outdoor life, they have acquired a breadth 
of vision and training which has sharpened 
their perception and made thinkers of them 

There is unmistakable evidence that they 
are keener, brighter ?nd more disposed to take 
the initiative than when they marched away. 
Trivial matters cease to irritate them, and the 
fellow who went into the Army thinking that 
he had troubles of his o^^ti, now comes back 
with the idea that "You fellows ought not to 
worry over little things, you should have been 
with us before they heated our barracks, or 
before they were able to give us our meals 
regularlj'. That was the time when a bath 
was a luxury and warm water and a good bed 
were but parts in a dream." 

Only one of our boys was christened "John," 
but all who have come back are as welcome in 
our eyes as were the "Johnnies" of '65 to the 
people of that day. 

Six of them have come back and have taken 
up duties along th^i lines in which they formerly 
worked. This half-dozen is made up of: 

John F. Schuppner, Sergeant, Engineers' 
Training Camp, Camp Humphreys, Va.; Frank 
M. Gossman, ]\Iess Sergeant, Company E, Fifth 
Provisional Battalion, Fort Benjamin Harrison, 
Indiana; J. Norbert Coll, Corporal,- Head- 
quarters Detachment, Infantry, Camp Sheridan. 
Ala.; Herbert W. Romoser, Private, Compan}- 
P, 21st Engineers, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind. ; 
Walter W. Lanahan, Sergeant. Company A, 
24th Provisional Regiment of Engineers, Fort 
Benjamin Harrison, Ind.; Paul A. DeHoff, 
Sergeant of Marines, Expeditionary Subsist- 
ence Warehouse, Philadelphia, Pa. 

The following members of the Medical Staff 
are still in the service in the Medical Reserve 

Dr. Page Edmunds, Consulting and General 
Surgeon, Lieutenant-Colonel. 

Dr. A. C. Harrison, Consulting Surgeon. 
Lieutenant-Colonel . 

Dr. John F. Byrne, Assistant Medical Ex- 
aminer, Major. 

Dr. Bruce H. Guistwhite, Assistant Medical 
Examiner, First Lieutenant. 

Dr. A. E. Callaghan, Assistant Medical 
Examiner, First Lieutenant. 

Dr. Frederick C. Eleder, Assistant Medical 
Examiner, First Lieutenant. 

Dr. A. F. Lawson, Assistant Medical Ex- 
aminer, First Lieutenant. 

Others who have been mustered out include: 

Howard L. Harker, chief clerk of Relief 
Feature, Captain-Instructor in Small Arms 
Firing School, at Camp Perrj'", Ohio, and San 
Antonio, Texas, now a resident of California. 

Joseph A. Burns, Sergeant-Major, 32nd Field 
Artillery, Camp Meade, Md., now with Troop 
Transportation Division, Coca Cola Building, 
Baltimore, as general clerk. 

Many other left to enter military or naval 
service. Our records are not complete, but 
are given in full wherever possible. Among 
these are: 

John M. Huppman, Corporal, 117th Trench 
^Mortar Battery. (Shell shocked and gassed.) 

Thomas A. Murphy, 117th Trench Mortar 
Battery. (Shell shocked and gassed.) 

Thomas Parkin Scott, Jr., Private, Battery 
F, 58th Artillery, C. A. C, Bordeaux, France. 

Philip H. Wenzel, Y. M. C. A. work at Camp 

J. Robert Martin, first class Quartermaster, 
U. S. Submarine Chaser No. 69, Key West, 

Edward M. Whaley, Jr. 110th Ficxd Artillery, 
Anniston, Alabama. Discharged account of 
ph^'sical disability. 

Lawton D. Whaley, Sergeant, Motor Truck 
Division. Now in France. 

Andrew H. Bennett. Marine Service. 

Clifton R. Faith, left in 1913 to join regular 
army. Now in France. 

Our records on Charles B. Comegys, Roland 
Foster and W. R. Donohue are incomplete. 

Our newest Savings Feature soldier, Gilbert 
Carroll, was a Corporal in the Coast Artillery 
at Fort Washington, Va. 

Two members of our office force. Miss Man- 
ning and ]Miss Waring, are now full members of 
the "Seeing New York" society. After their 
]\Iarch trip it required strenuous massage and 
much liniment to put their necks back where 
they were before they started to measure the 
heights of tall buildings. What they didn't 
see in New York was locked up. Cobwebs were 
brushed from the "L" and dust located in the 
subcellar of the Subway. 

They anticipate making another trip to do 
their Spring shopping and purchase their (?) at 

The Victory Boys are here, so are 
Victory Bonds; bi/y them! 

—P. L., Pier 22, N. Y. 



Telegraph Department 

Correspondent, Miss Delia M. Hain 

It is with much pleasure that we note that 
C. Selden, former superintendent of telegraph, 
has returned from California. Mr. Selden will 
resume his duties as general inspector of trans- 

J. F. Richardson, operator in "GO" tele- 
graph office, Baltimore, is absent on an extended 

Our telephone desk, now in charge of C. T. 
Ebsworth, who recently entered this office, 
is improving rapidly, and with the assured 
cooperation of employes of other departments, 
especially in connection with economical use 
of long distance and toll service, increased 
efficiency is already acknowledged. 

Miss Ethel Binau, manager of our telephone 
exchange, expects to reside at Middle River 
during the summer months. ''There is nothing 
so rare as a day in June" at Middle River. 

We are glad to report that C. P. W. Myerly, 
accountant, who has been confined to the house 
for some time, is again with us. 

All standard clocks on th-e System are doing 
their best to "keep goin' " as they should, be- 
cause "even clocks have ears," and it has been 
whispered that W. C. Donnelly, time supervisor, 
has taken his abode in the office of the superin- 
tendent of telegraph, and any vagrant clock 
may expect inspection and possibly an over- 

Engineering Department 

Correspondent, William H. Fraley 

"While you are saying, 'It can't be done,' 
the other fellow is doing it. Be the other 
fellow." That is our office motto for this 

The Form 940 and Department Construction 
Expenditures force from the federal manager's 
office, consisting of H. M. Church, special engi- 
neer; C. F. Moschell, assistant engineer, and 
J. M. Fitzgibbons, stenographer, have been 
transferred to the Engineering Department. 

J. E. McKibbin and L. E. Emmitt, account- 
ants, of the Engineerhig Department, Western 
Lines, located at Cincinnati, are in Baltimore 
on important D. C. E. and other accounting 

Glad to report the recovery and return to 
work of F. P. Patenall, signal engineer, and 
P. G. Lang, Jr., assistant bridge engineer. 

Paul Didicr, principal assistant engineer at 
Pittsburgh, is suffering from a severe illness 
which started witji a cold. 

Major Charles Goldsboro, the Grand Old 
Man of our department, has been ill for some 
time past, much to the regret of the entire force. 

J. H. Milburn, chief draughtsman, for several 
years living on his farm near Woodlawn, Md., 
has sold out and is preparing to move into an 
apartment in the city. 

Colonel Frye is displaying a menu of an elab- 
orate banquet tendered him by the officers of 
a Japanese ship in the wartime transport serv- 
ice on the severing of his connection with the 
U. S. Q. M. Department as supervisor of ship- 
ping at the port of Baltimore. 

T. E. Hilleary is developing a nice little real 
estate agency on the side and has proved helpful 
to a number of our department men in the pur- 
chase and sale of properties. 

We are glad to note considerable musical 
talent among our men. Of special prominence 
in the violin solo work of Harry Thorne, and 
"Gus" Schell's jazz band, which is a wonder 
of originality and humor as well as of music. 
Mr. Schell has given a number of entertain- 
ments, and at the risk of advertising, we will 
say that he is open for engagements. 

The Spanish language students in this depart- 
ment are making splendid progress. Mr. Sle- 
maker is awaiting his final graduation papers. 
Our most finished linguist is Harris Sparks, 
who, besides English, is proficient in French, 
Spanish, Italian and German, to the point of 

Married: Howard F. Goldsmith, twenty- 
two, and Miss Virginia Marian King, eighteen. 
This happy couple were married April 1 after 
an elopement to New York, where they spent a 
week of blissful honeymoon. We wish them 
much joy and continued happiness. The cul- 
mination of the romance was a surprise to us, 
but Howard says he knew it several months ago, 
and in fact suspected it for the past year or 
more. "Alas, poor Goldie, we knew him well, 

And romance continues: Each Saturday 
afternoon our Milton Chambers hurries to the 
l.SO train to Philadelphia, where, we under- 
stand, lives a lady who owns an automobile and 
enjoys most of the following day in rides through 
rural Pennsylvania with good company. Also, 
Miss Simpson, of the Architectural Department, 
has localized some of her psychological studies 
at Jessi^, and we wish George would "say who." 

Miss Delahay, assistant file clerk, in assuming 
the additional duty of keeping data on the file 
clerk's famous mustache, has been obliged to 
secure stronger eye glasses. This mustache, by 
the way, is the original of Charlie Chaplin's, 
and on it, it is said, Mr. Chaplin pays a sub- 
stantial royalty. 

Lumber Agent's Office 

Correspondent, S. I. O'Neill 

Miss Edna Marion Kelly, formerly of the 
Western Maryland, now secretary to the chief 
special agent, is one of the most congenial 



girls in the office of the Lumber Agent. She 
is as busy as a bee and no matter how much 
mail she has, there is always room left for an- 
other letter. She is a good stenographer and 
the secret of this is, that she never gets ruffled, 
for she wears the smile that won't come off. 
Miss Kelly is very proficient on the violin, her 
favorite piece being "How you Goin' to Keep 
'Em Down on the Farm." She is a descendant 
of the early founders of Sykesville, her grand- 
father having been the first mayor of that 
thriving village. 

Earl Otto, whose picture is here shown, 
entered the service as clerk in the Stationer's 
Department, Camden Station, May 7, 1917, 
and was transferred to the Purchasing Depart- 
ment, September 26, 1918. As general clerk, 
Earl is a very industrious young fellow, always 
on the job, and you can note by his pleasing 
countenance what sort of a disposition he has. 
In the next issue of the Magazine we may be 
able to give Earl's friends a little surprise. 

Chapman Laupus, chief clerk to the lumber 
agent, entered our service December 13, 1902, 
at Mt. Clare, in the office of the master me- 
chanic, and was later transferred to the office of 
General Superintendent IMotive Power, in the 
Baltimore and Ohio Building. After working 
in that department he was transferred to the 
Purchasing Department, and by his strict 
attention to his work gained the confidence of 

Chapman Laupus 

his superiors, whot>romoted him to his present 

His many friends in the building fully agree 
with his office associates that Chapman is one 
of the most obliging clerks in the employ of 
the Company. No matter how busy he may 
be, you can call on him for advice, for he 
gladly puts everything aside, and you can be 
assured that you will handle the matter straight 
after his explanation. 

General Superintendent Maintenance ' 
of Equipment 

Correspondent, J. M. Cracroft 

Motto — "Where there is a wil 
dozen ways." 

there are a 

Earl Otto 

M. K. Bamum, formerly assistant to general 
superintendent maintenance of equipment, 
has been appointed mechanical engineer for 
the Corporation, reporting to President Willard. 
The entire office force extends to Mr. Bamum 
their best wishes for his success. 

Henry Gardner has been appointed supervi- 
sor of apprentices and shop schedules, with 
headquarters in this office. 

E. A. Lannon, formerly assistant statistical 
clerk in this office, has been transferred to 
Keyser as assistant shop clerk. 

H. F. Fitzpatrick, safety appliance inspector, 
working out of this office, recently ' put one 
over on us" by taking unto himself a wife. 

Lieutenant H. B. Gaither, former general 
piece work inspector, and Lieutenant J. T. 
Talbot, special apprentice at Mt. Clare, re- 
cently returning from "Over There," dropped 
in on us a few days ago and both had some 
very interesting experiences to relate. 


Auditor Coal and Coke Receipts 

Correspondent, John Limpert 

And now, all aboard for the Victory Loan. 
We hopef that our office will maintain the high 
mark established during previous campaigns, 
and unless we are very much mistaken, 100 per 
cent, will again be the result. 

Charles Spedden is considering the idea of 
taking a party of clerks from this office on a 
little fishing trip to Van Bibber. The only 
question that seems to be worrying the pro- 
moters of this scheme is the one of bait. How- 
ever, we hope this will all be straightened out 
by the time the fish are ready, and that the 
party may be a great success. Anyone wishing 
to be included should make application to Mr. 
Spedden, who will explain the details and 

The result of the first month's (March) cam- 
paign between the Victory Boys and Victory 
Girls shows that the Girls are ahead by a count 
of SIOLOO against S96.75. Gome on, Boys, up 
an' at 'em. 

In connection with the "Hawk Story" that 
appeared in the April issue of the Magazine 
among the notes from this office, and particu- 
larly the latter part, to which was added some- 
thing the correspondent had not written (which, 
by the way, seems to be a direct violation of a 
ruling made by our former editor in connection 
with the Glenwood Shop notes of February), 
this "Handsome John" person tells me he knew 
all about the nationality of the bird and that is 
the very reason he was so very anxious to take 
charge of him. He also states that there were 
several other fellows in the office who seemed 
very anxious about the welfare of that bird, 
but this "John" fellow "beat them to it." We 
don't know who wrote the anonymous article, 
which savors of Bolsheviki tactics, but, as cor- 
respondent of this department, we feel that our 
reputation is somewhat at stake, and our suspi- 
cion is directed to a certain head clerk of the 
Settlement Bureau, who has been receiving 
quite a few flowers, particularly red roses, 
grapes, etc., lately. 

Some people are naturally lucky. Just 
imagine a lady's hat being caught in a gust of 
wind, blown about on the pavements of Lexing- 
ton Street during the busy noon hour, then out 
into the street among the cars and autos, and 
recovered without somebody putting a foot 
in it or at least one wheel of an auto passing 
over it. Luck, that's what I call luck, Kate. 
We are also informed that this same "lid" was 
blown over the high stone wall of a hospital, 
lodged in a tree, where it roosted until recovered 
the next morning, looking O. K. after even being 
out all night. 

"Ain't nature wonderful!" It's funny how 
some people are afTected. Take, for instance, 
William Brauer of the Foreign Settlement Bu- 
reau, better known as Francis X. Here we 
have a young "follor" whose generosity is 


like second nature. This chap brings a box of 
cigars to the office, opens box, offers you one, 
insists that you take two more, and the follow- 
ing day tries to collect two bits. Again, we 
might mention when in the dead of winter, while 
attending a social gathering of the Burlesque 
Boys, some poor fellow borrowed Willie's coat 
and forgot to bring it back. W^ill "didn't say 
nothin'." Oh, no! Generosity all over! 

One of the best bits of news received by the 
clerks of this office for a long while was a notice 
dated April 1, stating that, effective that date, 
all overtime would be dispensed with. After 
working overtime almost continually for over 
two years, this notice was received with genu- 
ine joy. 

The chief clerk has cut out his lunch period 
and many guesses have been made as to the 
cause. Some say he is trying to reduce, others 
"it's the high cost of living," and others, 
"boils on the neck," etc., etc. However, the 
explanation that seems to have the largest 
following is that he is on diet and in training 
for the big game at Westport, Good Friday. 
Now let's see who is right. 

A. W. T. Moore, one of our boys, was mus- 
tered out of service March 10 and is now back 
on his job. Welcome to the office, "Al," and 
may the others follow shortly. 

. A little bird just whispered to us that a cer- 
tain young lady at this office (M. C. Y.7 will 
shortly join the happy throng of married folks. 
We understand the lucky chap is employed at 
Mt. Clare and that his first name is "Willie." 
If the report is true (and it no doubt is, as this 
young lady has been "sporting" a mighty fine- 
looking ring lately), Willie must be given credit 
for picking out a good one. 

Auditor Disbursements 

Correspondent, John C. Svec 

We have recently heard from George W. 
Mettle, G. C. Schluderberg, Thomas Campbell 
and Herbert Hufnagel, who are all much pleased 
at the idea of their return to the good old 
U. S. A. in the near future. We are also glad 
to note that Schluderberg has been promoted 
to sergeant-major of his regiment. 

We are making great preparations for the 
Victory Loan notes and hope that, with the 
favorable conditions under which they can be 
purchased, we will have a large increase in 

The employes of this department extend their 
sincere sympathy to Clifford C. Barnes in the 
recent loss of his wife* also to Miss M. Bergman 
and Edward W. Cockey, in the recent loss of 
tlieir fathers. 

Our friend "Bill" Stephens is again wearing 
the smile of a newly married man. On March 
'M the stork visited his home nnd left n pncknge. 



It's a girl. Several days later his oldest daugh- 
ter fell and broke her arm in several places, 
and his fellow employes hope that "Bill's" 
troubles will soon straighten themselves out. 

The Auditor Disbursements Office Welfare 
Association is still keeping up its pace and as 
soon as the boys return from overseas there is 
going to be a big time. Hearing of the work of 
the organization and being personally ac- 
quainted with the boys who are in service, John 
Skilling, former special accountant, now located 
in Washington doing special work, applied 
through J. F. Donovan to become a member, 
and he was gladly accepted. 

The Auditor Disbursements baseball team 
has been challenged by the Federal Auditor's 
office and at the first practice, held on April 4, 
there were twenty members out for the nine. 
These men are looking forward to Good Friday 
morning, when they expect to clean up their 

Auditor Merchandise Receipts 

Correspondent, P. H. Starklauf 

The accompanying is a good likness of our 
general chief clerk, Harry S. Maccubbin, who 
has served the Company's interests since 
September 15, 1881, and undoubtedly will 
admit to being over fifty years young. He is 
ever attentive to duties and you'll find him at 
his post day in and day out with punctuality. 
Thorough, keen, exacting and conscientious ! 
Well! I should say, and as fine a boy as ever 

Harry S. Maccubbin. 
General Chief Clerk, Auditor Merchandise 
Receipts' Office 

came down the pike, is Mr. "Mac' Is he 
gallant? Well, just ask some of the ladies in 
this department and you'll get an affirmative 
reply. The writer has known the one whom 
he is biographing for a long time and has yet 
to hear the first person berating our mutual 
friend. That's saying something. Mr. Mac- 
cubbin is a born organizer and his orders in- 
variably receive prompt and efficient attention. 
He has a splendid voice and quite frequently 
volunteers to sing for some of our societies. 
Yes, Mr. "Mac" is also happily married. 

Procrastination being the thief of time, and 
in order that our organization (though always 
on the job) may enjoy a little more of the latter 
commodity, the head clerks and assistant 
head clerks in the Interline Division recently 
gave R. E. Mitchell, chief clerk, a pretty little 
mahogany desk clock, the witty presentation 
speech being made by Charles Marion McNinch, 
head clerk. I am prompted to add that we 
are to be at our tasks when we get there and 
the time to be there is 8.15 a. m. 

N. F. Davis, our assistant auditor, much to 
our surprise, also had time on his hands recently 
when he was presented with a larger clock than 
the above described by a fraternal organiza- 
tion in appreciation of his eighteen years' 
service on the degree team. It is said that he 
had endeavored to make it twenty years, but 
that fate decided otherwise. That surely repre- 
sents time and self-sacrifice in the 1: terests of 

Springtime is here and thoughts of youth 
turn tenderly to love — Miss Edith Watts of 
the Agents' Settlement Bureau to Mr. Burton 
Bye. Best wishes. 

The stork recently struck the roof of the 
home of William J. Finn, Agents' Settlement 
Bureau. It's a ten pound girl. Best wishes, 

C. C. Davis, of the Revision Department, 
who recently suffered a nervous attack, is 
reported improving at a nearby sanatorium, 
where he is under treatment. 

Frederick Bauernfeind, of the Revision De- 
partment, is back in the fold after an extended 
trip to Jacksonville and other points South. 
So is Louis E. Kemp, our milling-in-transit 
clerk, who went down Key Westward. 

Our distinguished friend, "Doc" Hess, also 
had tropical fever and had contemplated mak- 
ing a trip to Bermuda, but it was called off. 

"Shad" Gilley is the proud possessor of a 
pair of fine kids. Congratulations! No, gentle 
reader, not children — they happen to be baby 
goats. This, however, did not exempt him 
from the income tax. 

"Pansy," one of our romantic young ladies, 
attempted writing a movie scenario, but the 
initial attempt was frustrated. 



Holden Anderson, of the Agent's Settlement 
Bureau, who hails from Hanover, recently took 
some of our office force to his little M. E. 
Church in the wildwood for an old-fashioned 
country supper and bazaar. From appear- 
ances everybody had a good time. ^ 

Norman Gore, of the Accounting Departrnent 
of the Pennsylvania Railroad, recently visited 
us to note some of our changes in systems and 
went away with the thought that he had ac- 
quired something worth the while. 

Corporal Thomas A. Curry, who resigned to 
be a soldier and who went "over the top" with 
the 29th and 33rd Divisions, has returned in 
good shape and has accepted a position in the 

With reference to the notice in a recent issue 
of the American Passion Play, the writer 
inadvertently omitted to name Felix K. Baker, 
clerk to accountant, Mt. Clare, as "Caiphas," 
and Joseph Hess, machinist, Mt. Clare, as a 
Roman guard. To these gentlemen I extend 
my apologies. 

A hundred cents for every dollar expended 
is our sentiment here. Or, to put it in modern 
style, "fifty-fifty" is the way we're doing it. 

From time to time we have advocated the 
purchase of Thrift Stamps, Liberty Bonds and 
subscriptions to other humanitarian funds. 
We have before us now the greatest yet. Vic- 
tory Bonds. This, like its predecessors, 
should go "over the top." Let's see what 
Canada has done with her Victory Bonds, as 
they are termed (National Geographic, OctolDer, 
1918, page 302), viz.: 

Asked Offered 

September, 1916. . . .100 million dollars 201 million. 

March, 1917 150 million dollars 254 million, 

November, 1917 150 million dollars 419 million 

This is an average of $100.00 for every man, 
woman and child in the Dominion. So it's up 
to every loyal citizen of the country to buy all 
he can afford and not let our northern neigh- 
bors excel us. Everybody knows that United 
States Government Bonds are the safest and 
best. You are not giving your money to your 
country — you are lending it at good interest. 

Auditor Miscellaneous Accounts 

Correspondent, B. A. Lippert 

Mrs. Marie P. Miller has left a position in the 
Bureau of Government Accounts in this office 
and accepted a position with the Goldsmith- 
Stem Company as a cashier, effective, April 1. 
I am sure that we wish Mrs. Miller all the suc- 
sess possible and that we will miss her sunny 
countenance. We take great pleasure in 
announcing that Miss Mary Valora Everitt 
will be Mrs. Miller's successor. It seems thai 
bright faces are constantly hovering over this 

Glen Forest Anderson, who has been in the 
Baltimore and Ohio ward of the University 

Hospital for the last three weeks, had an opera- 
tion performed on his limb on account of an 
abscess on the thigh. He was discharged from 
the hospital on March 30 and we hope will be 
back soon. 

Charles Burgess has undergone a slight opera- 
tion which was very successful, having re- 
ported back for work in a week's time in much 
better health. 

One of our stenographers, Miss Minnie 
Schlick, is sporting a Tiffany setting DIA- 
MOND. It is on her left hand, but we cannot 
offer any exact data. Perhaps we will find 
out in June. Kindly remember the corres- 
pondent's previous boast that June would bring 
forth a GOOD CROP. 

One of our popular stenographers. Miss Mary 
E. Pearrell, has received cards from Messrs. 
Smith and Orwig, two of our boys "Over- 
There." Both seem to be in the very best of 
health and anxious to return to us. 

Mr. Addison was seen pushing a baby car- 
riage the other day. From all appearances he 
makes a very proud daddy. 

Auditor Passenger Receipts 

Correspondent, Frederick S. Johnson 

The rapid demobilization of the military 
forces of the Government has already brought 
back six of our twenty-four ''Service Stars": 
Lieutenant Edward D. Boylan, from Camp 
Sevier, S. C; George Germershausen, Joseph 
McGrain and George Schmidt from Fort Benja- 
min Harrison, Ind.; Frank Lyons, from the 
U. S. N. Aeronautic Station, Pensacola, Fla.; 
and Frank L. Snyder, U. S. N., from Norfolk, Va. 

George H. Schmidt 
"Back from the Army" 




The volume of work in our office has increased 
to such an extent that an additional force be- 
came necessary, and we were compelled to seek 
new quarters for our mileage and Government 
Bureau, their location now being on the fifth 
floor of the Lexington Building. 

It grieves us to announce that two of our boys 
have made the supreme sacrifice. Charles L. 
Meyers was killed while going "over the top" 
with the 115th Infantry, and Thomas L. Jeffer- 
ies, of the 146th Infantry, died of pneumonia. 

O. R. Lainhart has been transferred to the 
Administration Ticket Office in the Baltimore 
and Ohio Building. "Lainey," by which cog- 
nomen we all knew him, is missed. We feel sure 
that he will prove efficient in his new position. 

Miss Helen Foulke, of this office, was the star 
in a play given by the Eastern Branch of the 
Young Women's Christian Association, called 
"Frances the Suffragette," in which Miss 
Foulke acted the part of Frances. From the 
success of her first effort, we would not be at all 
surprised to see her a "star" on Broadway some 

The many expressions of sincere regret and 
sympathy on the death on February 7 of our 
fellow clerk, Charles H. Webb, were well-earned 
tributes to him and some consolation for those 
he left behind. Mr. Webb entered the service 
on February 16, 1875, and was the oldest em- 
ploye in this office in the point of service, stand- 
ing first on our seniority roster. He was 
seventy-seven years old. The office force sent 
two beautiful flai-al designs to his late residence 
at 1413 John Street. 

New York Terminals 

Correspondent, Patrick Lucey 
Introducing Our New Correspondent 

Some call it modesty, others call it pride, but 
it is usually only a fear of ridicule that prevents 
most good men from blowing their own horns. 
As the saying is "it makes bad music" for the 
listeners and causes uncharitable comment; 
therefore it behooves the rest of us to recognize, 
appreciate and advertise meTit when found. 

Now permit us to introduce our new Maga- 
zine correspondent, whose picture is herewith 
shown. Patrick Lucey, chief claim investiga- 
tor in the terminal claim agent's office, after 
recently shedding the "O. D." and returning to 
"Blue Serge," accepted the task of chronicler 
for the Magazine. "P. L." is a live wire with 
a head at one end, and the sketch shows that he 
also resembles an ordinary wire in that he is 
akin to the first dimension as defined by Euclid. 
The other two dimensions, not entirely lacking, 
are comparatively nothing, plus. 

We beg the Editor to reserve at least one 
page of the Magazine for this division, being 
sure that material will not be lacking. 

The undersized figure facing "P. L.," our new corre- 
spondent, is an ordinary specimen of the genus homo intro- 
duced for the sake of effect. 

Wishing Mr. Lucey the same pleasure in pro- 
viding as we will have in devouring his para- 
graphs, we congratulate ourselves and thank 
him in advance. Good boy, Pat ! Go to it ! 

As his friends expected and as his "first num- 
ber" following proves, Mr. Lucey responds 
with the same enthusiasm which "little old 
N. Y." showed when welcoming back the 27th. 
Incidentally you fellows stationed along the 
Hudson might have a heart when writing about 
your gala homecoming times to "an expatriate 

Our heroes are returning one by one. They 
went away our "boys" without assumption, 
and without assumption they are coming 
back "Heroes." Some of them are loath to 
tell us of their experiences, but we are giving 
below the tales we have elicited or overheard. 

There is Carl Reiman from our accounting 
department. "That fife and drum when the 
fellows comQ," called Carl all the way to Fort 
Hancock, Ga. He showed his ability, like so 
many other Baltimore and Ohio men, and 
within a few weeks was assigned to Company 
B, Central Machine Gun School, as an instruc- 




J. Hickey and Pal 

tor, and rated as sergeant. Carl was getting 
along so well that were it not for the Armistice, 
he would now be in France hunting the ''Hun," 
and would be commissioned. But fate was 
against him and held him here and we are glad 
he is back with us. 

We got a first class jolly tar in John Hickey. 
John was mighty anxious to get "Over There" 
and he thought the quickest and safest way 
was to sail over. We all agree with him that 
it was mighty bad walking, so John joined the 
Navy. He is not willing to say anything about 
the "Freedom of the Sea" just now, but he is 
sure that the fellow that wrote "The Sailor's 
Home is on the Main" was not just right. 
Here is his picture. 

Harry Morrell and Joseph Lamberson, of 
Mr. Murphy's department, are back on their 
jobs. John Honan and P. McKaigney are also 
back, but we can't get them to talk; maybe 
they think they are under censorship and 
would be court-martialed. 

The 27th Division, on board the Leviathan, 
went past our pier on March 5. There was 
"some" excitement at the pier among the fair 
sex, and it is rumored that our forces are going 
to be sadly riddled by "defection." J. J. 
Bayer is worrying, and a certain gentleman 
in the westbound department is humming to 
himself, "Everybody has a Lassie — have I?" 

We have not seen A. L. Michelson since he 
went to St. George. We know he is busy but 
for old times' sake we expect a visit once in a 
while. "Where there's a will there's a way." 

A man can talk all he wants provided his 
wife lets him.— TL M. B. 

Don't go up in the air unless you have a 
machine to bring you down. — M. A. B. 

Don't tell a man to mind his own business, 
that is paying him a compliment — having a 
mind nnrl a business. — V. P. C. 

Wear the Rose of Democfracy a 
Victory Bond Button 

—P. L., Pier 22, N. Y. 

Harry A. SchifT, our claim investigator, did 
not lose any of his railroad experience in the 
Army. There he was digging trenches, here 
he is digging up claims, so his army experience 
just fits nicely. 

R. A. Burke, chief clerk to S. D. Riddle, 
C. F. A., is at his desk again. "Bobby" 
served Uncle Sam faithfully in a clerical capa- 

William Honan, of Mr, Allen's forces, has 
also been mustered out. "Willie" learned only 
one song while he was away, but he got the air 
of that quite well, and it is the consensus of 
opinion that it was "Home Sweet Home." 

It is with regret that we announce the death 
of our fellow worker, Joseph Fulham, on March 
6. His easy going spirit, his quiet manner 
and his gentle disposition made him a quite 
likable chap. The esteem in which he was 
held was proved by the way the office force 
paid their last respects to him in the shape of a 
floral tribute. "Joe" was with us for twelve 
years and served in various clerical capacities. 

Now that winter is over, the lovers of the 
"diamond" are beginning to organize. In the 
absence of our former captain, A. J. Tolley, 
who, by the way, is in the Army, the brothers 
Marwell and T. F. Duffy are trying to get 
together a team. We have some very promis- 
ing material and there is no dearth of coaches, 
Mr. "Hal" Chase, famous first baseman of the 
Giants, having already paid us a visit. We do 
not wish to crow in the hearing of our St. George 
colleagues, but we might say that we are "right 
there" this year, and will use all our efforts to 
bear off the palm. 

"Joe" Griffiths, our jocular stenographer 
and the first to hear and heed the call of Uncle 
Sam, is with us again. Rumor has it that "Joe" 
is going to write his reminiscences in the Army 
and dedicate it to the boys who cleared Camp 
Upton. As a preface he is going to write the 
prayers before reveille. Don't attempt it, 
"Joe," they were always said in Greek, and that 
we don't understand. "Joe" knows a lot about 
the war, having been assigned to clerical work 
in General Pershing's Headquarters. 

Sergeant J. F. Griffiths 



Apropos of the fighting spirit that has been 
rampant of late: one of our young hopefuls, 
who aspired to pugilistic honors, and who be- 
lieved that the fundamental principle of battle 
was the use of the gloves, has had his ambition 
''nipped in the bud." "Willie" said that it 
was this way. He had been going to a gymna- 
sium to prepare for a non-com. job when Uncle 
Sam called him. One night, more for fun than 
pugilism, he and another yoimgster were 
matched. That is, he thought he was matched 
until his opponent hit him, and he hit the floor. 
That prospect of easy money and starring in 
the movies is completely obliterated from his 
memory, the only thing left being a slight 
abrasion of the olfactory organs. 

We used to celebrate April 1 by a little 
social, but this year we left the consolations 
of that day to one Herr Hohenzollern and 
let him call it by any name he wished. We 
gave it the good old name. 

The thought has struck some of us that we 
can throw a little* new life into our May day 
party by the coronation of one of our fair force 
as "Queen of the May," and thus help make 
that day ''the maddest and merriest of all the 
glad year." The consensus of opinion is that 
the honors will be pretty evenly divided be- 
tween the two ladies in the photographs on 
this page, and by popular vote among the office 
force will the selection be arrived at between 
Miss E. McDermott and Miss B. Loughliii. 
We wish all the candidates the best of luck, 
and hope the lady who carries the honors will 
be suitably repaid for all the trouble that her 
regal state affords. 

March 25 will live long in the hearts and 
memories of New York. On that day the gal- 
lant 27th Division, fresh from victory on the 
battlefields of France, marched up our "Avenue 
of the Allies." Knowing the anxiety that pre- 
vailed among our workers to see the parade. 

Miss E. McDermott 

Miss B. Loughlin 

terminal agent Biggs had the piers closed and 
operations suspended, so an opportunity was 
afforded to see the greatest and most impres- 
sive spectacle ever witnessed, even in New 

One of the boys at Pier 22 has given us the 
following lines : 

When aviators rig their barques 

And steer for distant moons, 
When Sig. ^Marconi's wireless 

From other planes brings tunes 
With weeping and with laughter 

Still will the tale be told, 
• Of how O'Rj'an's lions won 

In the glorious days of old. 

Philadelphia Division 

J, C. Richardson, Chief Clerk 
W. J. Scott, Shop Clerk, East Side 

W. ]\I. Devlin, who has been in the military 
service for the past 3'ear. has returned to Phila- 
delphia and resumed his position as secretary 
to superintendent White. 

E. F. Kenna, who has been working in the 
superintendent's office for the past several 
years, has accepted a position with the super- 
visor of terminals. 

George Snider, agent at Cowenton, Mary- 
land, for the past several years, has resigned 
to go into business for himself. 

Don't Speculate, invest your money, 
buy Victory Bonds 

—P. L., Pier 22, N. Y. 



Rose Carlin 

Elevator Operator. Philadelphia Passenger Station 

Baltimore Division 

W. H. Tarr, Superintendent' s Office, Camden 

Miss Anna Abramson, dictaphone operator, 
has been on the cripples' list for a couple of 
weeks because of a sore finger, which prevented 
her from performing her duties. Miss Ruppert 
has been substituting for her. 

The genial face of assistant chief clerk Mal- 
lery, who recently returned from several so- 
journs, can again be seen in the office. He has 
been soliloquizing as to seniority and "What 
shall Miss Abramson do; write passes?" 

Miss Margaret Sullivan, who says she is 
eighteen, more or less, has a very nice hat 
which she turns upside-down on the clothes 
locker when not in use. It is exx^ected to be 
seen among the airplanes some day with its 
two black wings. 

J. R. Wilson, hostler at Gaithcrsburg, has 
been mustered out and has returned to service 
in his former position. Mr. Wilson volun- 
teered and was among the first thirty-three 
thousand to go 

Vj. a. Shipley, fireman out of Riverside, 
visited the office of the superintendent the 

other day and expects to be mustered out soon. 
He just arrived from overseas. Mr. Shipley 
was gassed in the Argonne drive but has fully 
recovered and expects to resume his former 
occupation shortly. 

L. C. Bowers, former supervisor on the Bal- 
timore Division, died at his late residence, 
2010 Huntington Avenue, on Friday, April 4. 
Mr. Bowers had been in the service twenty 
years, and was very well thought of by his 
fellow employes and the officers under whom 
he worked. He leaves a widow and three 
children, who have the sympathy of the em- 
ployes on the division. 

Our veteran trainmaster C. A. Mewshaw, and 
his clerk, Miss Bessie Rebecca Goldman, have 
been busily engaged for the past few weeks 
figuring out a new time-table and which train 
would have superior right if they w^ere to pass 
between Barnesville and Dickerson. 

The genial face of trainmaster C. E. Owen is 
now and then seen in the corridors at Camden 
Station. Anyhow, Mr. Owen knows where he 
started to railroad. 

Trainmaster J. J. McCabe, in charge of the 
Valley Sub-division, states it is not the H. C. L. 
that bothers him. It is the L. C. L. 

Agent's Office 

On March 1, P. J. Treuschler was appointed 
assistant agent over such stations as Camden 
Station has jurisdiction. Mr. Treuschler began 
his railroad career with the Pennsylvania local 
freight office, Canton, January, 1906, resigning 
in September, 1911, to accept service with us 
in the office of the auditor of merchandise 
receipts as rate revision clerk. He resigned in 
March, 1913, to become rate clerk and statisti- 
cian in the Traffic Bureau, Baltimore Chamber 
of Commerce, from which position he resigned 
in September, 1916, to re-enter our service as 
chief rate clerk at Camden. He has our best 
wishes for success. 

We extend our congratulations to W. F. 
Braden upon his appointment as welfare agent, 
and express our thanks for his service in furnish- 
ing this office with multigraphed copies of the 
many forms which we have requested of him. 

Tonnage Department 

On April 5, Miss Pauline V. Sauerhammer, 
fuel clerk. Tonnage Department, Camden 
Station, visited her parents at Littlestown, 
Pa., and made such a hit in that quaint 
Quaker town that we cannot fail to mention 
it in the Magazine. These visits occur every 
two weeks, which makes us wonder "Why?" 
The last trip was especially important as the 
Littlestown ('ornet Band was at the station in 
full force; and from what we can learn, the 
mayor of the town declared a general holiday 
from 6.00 p. m. until midnight in honor of the 
guest. All had a great time as the festivities 
were in full force until the "wee hours" of the 



Mt. Clare Yard 

Without saying a word as to his intentions, 
general yardmaster E. A. Lilly slipped off to 
Grafton on February 26 and was quietly mar- 
ried on the following day. The fortunate young 
lady was INIiss Ruth Davis, daughter of yard- 
master Davis of Clarksburg. We all know 
that the bride's parents will miss their girl, 
as much as *'Buck" appreciates her. He put 
one over on us all, but has our heartiest con- 
gratulations. Mrs. Lilly says she likes Balti- 
more, her adopted home. 

Falling over a switch stand one dark night 
recently, assistant yardmaster C. M. Gray 
was confined to his home with an attack of 
rheumatism. As we, and his friends elsewhere 
know, "Buck" (we have several "Bucks" at 
Mt. Clare) is a pretty lively fellow, and being 
laid up helpless placed him in an awful predica- 
ment. What do you think he did to pass the 
time? HE CROCHETED A YOKE— handles 
the needle like an expert, according to his own 
confession. He also started a center piece. 
Buck is back at work now and says he can't finish 
the center piece until he gets the rheumatism 

Harry Sherry, formerly of the general super- 
intendent's office, is again one of the family at 
Mt. Clare. 

Anyone approaching the Mt. Clare Yard office 
with anything but the best of intentions must 
beware, for the general yardmaster's new private 
office has a commanding view in all directions, 
and, by the way, a beautiful view too, to those 
who appreciate nature. Gwynn's Falls' Valley 
may be seen, f» r instance, with a glimpse of 
Carroll Park in the distance. 

Locust Point 

Correspondent, J. A. Clarkson 

Seeing so many steamers and sailing ships 
at the various piers looks like old times. Two 
steamers are at Pier 9; three, at Pier 8; two, at 
Pier 6; three sailing ships are discharging ore 
at Pier 5; one is at Elevator B and two at Ele- 
vator C. One is at Pier 3 and five small schoon- 
ers are discharging cross ties at the Crane 

Conductor Ireland, of No. 9 job, while get- 
ting ready to take a drag to Curtis Bay, fell into 
the cinder pit in water up to his chin and yard- 
master J. Harry Meyers had to throw him a 
life line and haul him out, and then borrow dry 
clothes for him. We hope nothing serious will 
come from his cold bath. 

Washington, D. C, Freight 

Apologies are due from us because no notes 
were forthcoming for the April issue. It was 
on account of the sickness of the correspondent, 
and we hope it will not occur again for a long 

It is always a pleasure to read the reminiscent 
articles that appear in the Magazine. In the 
February issue, on page twenty-two, there was 
an article that was read with unusual interest 
by every one in this office. Under the heading 
''Some Brave Enginemen," the first mentioned, 
engineman Hugh Fisher, is the father of our 
good freight agent, D. M. Fisher, and the third 
one mentioned was our agent's uncle. There 
are many old employes who knew engineman 
Hugh Fisher who will imdoubtedly recall other 
incidents in his life that are well worth repeat- 
ing. Mr. Fisher ran the engine George Wash- 
ington, as stated in the article referred to, until 
it turned over with him at Sykesville, Md., in 
1864. He was under the engine for over twelve 
hours, and would probably have expired at the 
time had not engineer Charles Koontz held his 
head out of the water, and thus saved him from 
drowning. As it was, he was a cripple for life, 
after being laid up for about four years. Mr. 
Fisher afterwards ran a stationary engine at 
Frederick Junction until the time of his death 
in June, 1894. He was in the service of the Com- 
pany for fifty-three consecutive years. 

The accompanying photograph shows Private 
H. J. Miller, a younger brother of G. M. Miller, 
chief clerk to the general yardmaster at this 
station. This soldier boy did not wait for the 
draft, nor for the great war either, but enlisted 
in the service of Uncle Sam in the year 1916. 
He is still in France, not having been listed so 
far for the home trip. 

H. J. Miller 



Don*t talk about but Prove your 
Patriotism by buying 
Victory Bonds 

—P. L., Pier 22, N. Y. 

We are glad to welcome back from "Over 
There" the first«of our boys to return from the 
front, Private Edgar Miller, Company D, 29th 
Platoon, A. M. P. O., 56th Engineers, who ar- 
rived recently, and has resumed his old occu- 
pation of tallyman. Private Miller did not 
have an opportimity to get across the Rhine, 
because he was in the hospital with the "flu" 
part of the time he was overseas. He speaks in 
the most enthusiastic way of the Red Cross 
nurses, under whose care he was when in the 

Cumberland Division 

E. C. Drawbaugh, Division Operator 
Laura E. Lingamfelter, Stenographer, Mainte- 
nance of Way Department 

Wilber Hardy, the section foreman, who has 
been on the sick list a long time, is back on the 
job looking bully. His many friends are glad 
to have him back again. 

Frank Schultz, after an injury, is also back 
on the job. Frank is a genial fellow and a long 
and faithful employe of the Railroad. He has 
a host of friends who are glad to welcome him. 

"Bob" Robinson says that while he doesn't 
exactly understand the Monroe Doctrine, he 
thinks it doesn't differ much from the Baptist. 

Plans for the resumption early this season of 
baseball by our Division Athletic Association 
are in charge of M. J. Doyle, chief clerk to M. 
H. ('ahill, general superintendent; J. T. Brod- 
erick, superintendent of welfare, Baltimore, 
and Griffin A. McGinn, chief clerk to John W. 
Deneen, this city. Final arrangements for a 
big season of league games will be made by Mr. 
Broderick at Baltimore. 

The greater number of players of the Cumber- 
land team are still in military service. The 
players include: Dale Kirby, Louis Pike, D. 
A. Gruber, J. R. Beck, J. J. Spearman, B. A. 
Weber and J. Montgomery. On account of the 
war, practically no league games were played 
last year. The athletic field diamond in the 
old rolling mill yards will be used for matches. 

Our car repairers have organized a ball team, 
composed as follows:- Reynolds, catcher; Bus- 
key and Griffin, pitchers; Fields, short stop; 
Bittner, first base: Cook, second base* Robert- 
son, third base; Thomas, left field; (icntry, 
right field; Gray, center field, (Jrosl)y, sub- 

Keyser Division 

Correspondent, H. B. Kight, Ticket Clerk, 
Keyser, W. Va. 

Sponseller's carpenter gang have just finished 
renewing the wheels on the turntable at the 
roundhouse. The wheels alone cost $1,180. 
She ought to go 'round and 'round and 'round 
several times on such costly wheels. 

E: C. Drawbaugh, chief division operator, has 
had an attractive clock placed in the general 
waiting room at Keyser station. 

"Dad" Cornell, who keeps our lawn and the 
grounds around the station in order, has re- 
turned to duty after having been off on account 
of illness. 

The Victory Loan campaign starts April 21. 
Keyser Division has gone ''over the top" in all 
other campaigns, and we know that we will do 
it again in this one. 

Some of the fellows complain that they do 
not receive copies of the Magazine. We receive 
enough to go around and we want every fellow 
to get a copy. If you will call at the ticket 
office, you can obtain yours. We always place 
a few in the waiting rooms, for our passengers 
always seena anxious to get them. 

Mrs. Harry Kerchival, wife of assistant 
yardmaster, who underwent an operation at a 
hospital in Cumberland, is getting along nicely. 

Conductor E. M. Pancake, who has been ill, 
is able to be out again. 

Nearly a million brook trout were received 
at Oakland from government hatcheries and 
placed in that vicinity on March 25 and 26'. 

Does it pay to load cars to capacity ! A 
receiver of fertilizer at Oakland recently got 
one car of fertilizer which had'in the past been 
put into three cars. Some saving in equipment 
and hauling expense. 

From November 20, 1918, to March 28, 1919, 
Oakland shipped fifty-two cars of hay. It was 
only a few years ago that this commodity was 
shipped in for consim:iption. 

Misses Eulah and Edith McMakin, Margaret 
Miler and Ethel Powell spent a couple of days 
recently in Baltimore, Washington and Phila- 
delphia, and they had a fine time. 'These young 
ladies all work in the superintendent's office. 

Crossing gates have been installed at Main 
Street crossing, Keyser, with Mrs. F. W. 
Boehnes in charge. 

('harles C. Cridler, one of Piedmont's oldest 
and highly respected citizens, has been placed 
on the retired list. Mr. Cridler has been in the 
service for forty-five years. For many years 
he was the faithful watchman at the crossing 
in this city. 



Frank N. Branum and Virginia M. Whissen, 
both of Harrisonburg, Va., were united in mar- 
riage at the United Brethren parsonage re- 

Mr. Branum is our ticket agent at Harrison- 
burg and is one of the most popular young men 
of that little city. His bride is an attractive 
and accomplished j^oung woman and is held in 
high esteem by all who know her. Both are 
members of the Harrisonburg United Brethren 

Martinsburg Shops 

Correspondent, W. L. Stephens, Assistant 
Foreman, Martinsburg, W. Va. 

A young engineer makes his initial bow to the 
railroad fraternity from the home of engineer 
and ^rs. E. L. Shade. Long live the young 
engineer ! 

Thomas William McDonald, a young em- 
ploye, and Miss Eva Virginia Way were married 
in this city. The bride is a daughter of the late 
Samuel Ways, a Company engineer. 

Donald S. Dodd, an employe of the bridge 
shop, quietly put one over on his fellow em- 
ployes when he and Miss Monta Grove, attrac- 
tive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carsin Grove, 
embarked upon the sea of matrimony. The 
joyous wedding party hied away to Winchester, 
Va., the wedding ceremony taking place in 
Braddock Street Methodist Episcopal Church, 
after which the good old Baltimore and Ohio 
became Hymen'o transport into the fairy land 
of Arcady: first port of call, Washington, D. C, 
with Baltimore and Philadelphia in the itin- 
erary. Dodd was just a little nervous about a 
beautiful and useful present the boys were 
thinking of sending him, but they considered 
his youth and he survives. May he and his 
sweet bride sail the seas of life for many a day. 

Roland Heck, one of our carmen, died at his 
home in the country after a long illness, at the 
age of thirty-eight. A widow and six children 
survive. He was a member of the Presby- 
terian Church and the Brotheiliood of Railroad 
Carmen. Funeral services were held at the' 
Presbyterian Church, with interment in Green 
Hill Cemetery. • 

Ernest Sylvester Myers, an employe of the 
frog shop, died at his home in the country, age 
thirty-two. Mr. Myers had been in the em- 
ploy of the Company but a short while. He had 
served in the Army and after his discharge came 
home and secured employment with us. He 
was ill but a few days, pneumonia causing his 
death. A widow and three daughters survive. 
The fimeral services were held at the home and 
the body taken to Shepherdstown, W. Va., for 

It is with great pleasure that we write of the 
improvement of the eyes of our veteran store- 
keeper, W. G. Edwards. A cataract had 
formed and it was removed at a Baltimore 

hospital with splendid results. Mr. Edwards 
entered the service of the Company when a 
very young man and has given it practically 
his entire life. May he enjoy for many years 
the eyesight restored by the wonderful service 
of surgery. 

Emory Beale Duvall, a retired engineer, died 
at his home in this city after an illness of sev- 
eral weeks. Mr. Duvall, who w^as in his sixty- 
ninth year, entered the employ of the Company 
when a young man and spent quite a long period 
in its service. During this time' he had the 
respect and esteem of his fellow employes and 
stood high in the estimation of his supervisors. 
He was a member of Trinity Methodist Church, 
of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers 
and the local Veterans' Association. A widow 
and four children survive. The funeral serv- 
ices were held at the Trinity Methodist Epis- 
copal Church and the members of the two rail- 
road organizations attended in a body. 

, Frisby T. Brantner died at his home, 515 
North Queen Street, this city, after an illness of 
only a few days, aged seventy-two. Mr. 
Brantner entered the employ of the Railroad in 
1863 and became an engineer in 1870, in which 
position he served until 1911, when he was 
retired. Having spent forty-eight years in 
continuous service, he was with the Company 
during some of its most critical periods and 
helped its development into the great organi- 
zation of today. An engineer witL such a 
record would naturally become knoT\Ti over a 
large part of the System. Three children, one 
daughter and two sons, survive. Mr. Brantner 
was a member of the First United Brethren 
Church, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers 
and our Veterans' Association, The funeral 
was held in the First United Brethren Church 
with interment in Green Hill Cemetery. 

Connellsville Division 

J. J. Ryland, Office of Superintendent, Connells- 
ville, Pa. 

M. DeHuff, Manager of Telegraph Office, Con- 
nellsville, Pa. 

J. J. Brady, Office of Division Accountant, Con- 
nellsville, Pa. 

The picture on next page shows correspondent 
J. J. Ryland and a Civil War veteran at Camp 
Joseph E. Johnston. ''Jimmie" enlisted on June 
10, 1918, and after three months' service with an 
army transport unit, was transferred to perma- 
nent duty at Langley Field and was promoted 
to be a quartermaster's sergeant. He was dis- 

Put the Coping Stone on the Tower 
of Democracy— buy Victory Bonds 

—P. L., Pier 22, N. Y. 



c:orrespondent J. J Ryland with Civil War Veteran 

charged on January 11. "Jimmy" learned 
some military tactics from this "vet" that 
would have made Kaiser Bill forget the hardest 
day he had with "Doc" Davis in old Berlin. 

On March 26 and 27 a minstrel for the benefit 
of the Fayette County homecoming soldiers, 
sailors and marines was given in the Connells- 
ville High School auditorium. Two of our em- 
ployes, Ray McClintock, as a soloist, and S. M. 
DeHuff, as an end man, distinguished them- 
selves and won unstinted praise. Indeed, many 
of the critics expressed the opinion that had 
"De's" early footsteps led to a booking office 
instead of a telegraph tower, Frank Tinney 
would not be today the acknowledged king of 
the American blackface comedians. 

A branch of the Y. M. C. A. has been opened 
in the Maccabee Building in Connellsville under 
the auspices of the Company. It was formally 
opened and dedicated on March 16. Reverend 
G. W. Buckner, pastor of the local Christian 
Church, delivered the dedicatory address and 
secretary W. F. Underwood presided. Now 
that the "Y" has gotten away to a good start 
in this city and shows every indication of being 
permanent, its many wellwishers, particularly 
the employes of the Company, arc really enthu- 
siastic, as they, having felt the lack of a good, 
vigorous body of this kind, are in every way 
ideally situated to thoroughly appreciate and 
enjoy the many educational and recreational 
features this great organization can make possi- 
ble for them. We will look forward with delight 
t(j the day when the. many features will be in 
full swing, and are a unit in wishing secretary 
Tiiderwood a long and successful career as 
officer in charge. 

The West Crawford Avenue crossing of the 
Pennsylvania Railroad was the scone of a most 
distressing tragedy on Thursday evening, 
.M;ircli l.'i. when ;in .iiiloniobilc in which M. C. 

O' Conner, hostler foreman, and his brother, 
Peter J. O' Conner, machinist, were riding, 
was struck by a special carrying the general 
superintendent of the Pittsburgh Division of the 
Pennsylvania. Peter O'Connor was so badly 
injured that he died an hour after the accident 
in the Cottage State hospital and the car was 
totally destroyed. Michael O' Conner, who 
was driving, escaped injury in a most miracu- 
lous manner. 

In the death of Mr. O' Conner this community 
has suffered a loss well-nigh irreparable, for 
young men of his sterling qualities are rare 
indeed. Endowed with a strong and rugged 
physique, the possessor of a character full of 
the homely virtues we all admire so much, 
honest and upright, he never stinted of his 
powers and strength in giving to the common 
lot the full measure of his duty and devotion. 
Those of us who were privileged to know him 
intimately will ever miss his amiable person- 
ality, his sound reasoning and constructive 
thinking and planning for the improvement of 
every group or society with which he was asso- 
ciated, and these included every organization 
having the common welfare for its objects. 

Few men, young or old, enjoyed so wide a 
circle of friends, and all were eager to pay the 
last measure of hx)mage to the departed, the 
O'Conner home on the West Side being thronged 
from the time of the accident until the funeral 
cortege departed for the Immaculate Concep- 
tion Church, where a large assemblage had 
gathered for the impressive funeral services. 
The unusually large number of handsome floral 
tributes also bore eloquent testimony of the 
love and esteem in which the deceased had been 

Solemn requiem high mass was celebrated by 
the Reverend Father J. T. Burns, assisted by 
Reverend Fathers H. DeVivo and L. P. McNan- 
amy. The Knights of Columbus, the Interna- 
tional Association of Machinists and the Cen- 
tral Trades and Labor Council of Connellsville, 
in all of which bodies the deceased had been an 
active member, attended the funeral and es- 
corted the remains to their last resting place 
in St. Joseph's Cemetery. 

The man who gets his time-slips in at the end 
of the day or trip is the man who is never short. 

H^lp your correspondents gather the news 
of the division— you'll like the Magazine better 
as a result. 

There was a nice banciuet given at the 
Hotel Arlington, Connellsville, Sunday even- 
ing, March 30, at 8.30, in honor of H. R. Hanlin, 
our superintendent, who has been transferred 
to the Statcn Island Lines, with headquarters 
at New Y'ork. It was a turkey dinner, and \vas 
served in the customary fine style for which 
the Arlington proprietor, Mr. Joseph Bensinger, 
is so justly famous. 

Following the serving of the dinner, Mr. 
Hanlin was presented with a very handsome 
gold watch and chain, the watch being the fin- 
est obtainable in the county. The presenta- 
tion WMS nindc by cliief clerk \V. O. Schoonover, 


who made an appropriate address in which he 
expressed the deep regret all felt in having the 
very cordial relations which Mr. Hanlin had 
established between himself and the entire staff 
broken at this time. But he assured Mr. 
Hanlin that the host of friends he had made in 
Connellsville wished him the same full measure 
of success in his new position that he had en- 
joyed in Connellsville. Mr. Schoonover also 
presented Mrs. Hanlin, the wife of the retiring 
superintendent, with a handsome traveling bag. 

Each member of the staff w^as then called 
upon by trainmaster T. J. Ward, who acted as 
toastmaster, and all expressed deep regret over 
the departure of Mr. Hanlin and wished him 
success in his new field. 

Mr. Hanlin then responded and in a few well- 
chosen w^ords expressed his grateful apprecia- 
tion of the sentiments expressed by the various 
men, and stated that he was more than sur- 
prised at being presented with the token, as he 
had not anticipated anything of the kind. He 
also thanked all for the splendid cooperation 
that had enabled him to pull the Connellsville 
Division from eighth place in the eflBciency list 
in September to second place in February, 
and expressed his earnest desire that they give 
the same support to his successor, T. J. Brady, 
predicting that if they did, it would soon be 
the means of placing our division in first place. 

Pittsburg»h Division 

Correspondent, E. X. Fairgrievk, Car Distri- 
• buter, Ofl&ce of General Superintendent. 

E. N. Fairgrieve, car distributer in the office 
of the general superintendent, has been appoint- 
ed correspondent of the Magazine, vice C. J. 
Kessler. In thanking Mr. Kessler for his past 
help we want to welcome IVIr. Fairgrieve and 
wish him success. Being the correspondent 
is a tough job only if vou have to ''go it alone." 
In that respect it is like all other jobs. It 
takes cooperation, that oft-mentioned dynamic, 
to make every job go right. But we understand 
that Mr. Fairgrieve has a large acquaintance 
on the division and we are going to let him 
speak for himself in future issues to his fellow- 
employes. Here's hoping! — Ed. 

R. M. Bell, dispatcher; James Crogan, pas- 
senger clerk in the transportation office; Ber- 
narcl Kessler, clerk in the superintendent's office 
and W. J. Leasure, formerly of the division 
engineei's office, who w^re in training with 
''Uncle Sam," have returned to duty. 

Earl Tovey. of the Division Accountant's 
office; who is now with the Maiines, paid us a 
visit the other day while home on a fui lough. 
Earl looks "fit as a fiddle'' and says he enjoys 
the life. 

"W. A. Gardner, former chief clerk to Mr. Petri, 
when the latter was located at Pittsburgh, and 
who has also been sojourning with "Uncle 
Sam," called to say "Hello" to the folks the 


other day. He tells us that he has accepted a 
position with the Company in Baltimore. 

Miss Gertrude Clay, who until recently was 
employed as a stenographer in the superin- 
tendent's office, has been transferred to the 
general superintendent's office. Miss Clay 
fills the position made vacant by the resigna- 
tion of Albert Hillebrecht, who has accepted 
service with a law firm. We wish them both 
success in their new fields. 

We were grieved to learn of the death of the 
mother of brakeman G. S. Deitz, of Glenwood 
yard, and wish to extend to Mr. Deitz our most 
sincere sympathy. 

At this writing terminal agent Deneke is con- 
fined to his bed with pneumonia. We wish him 
a speedy return to health. 

V. V. Bailey, the congenial first trick dis 
patcher on the "River" has gone to Phoenix, 
Ariz. "Vic," w^ho is on his vacation, has gone 
to visit his family and to enjoy a much needed 

W^ith the return of C. B. Gorsuch as superin- 
tendent, Mr. Beltz has been appointed assis- 
tant superintendent. T. W. Barrett, until 
recently supeivisoi of accidents on Pennsyl- 
vania District, has been made terminal day 
trainmaster, and C. V. Lear returns to his 
former position as terminal night tra^'imaster. 
C. P. Angell has been transferred to che New 
Castle Division, and H. B. Graffius has been 
made relief dispatcher. 

Mr. Gorsuch startled our ataff by announcing 
a staff meeting for 7.30 p. m. April 7. As there 
had not been any staff meetings at night for 
some time, some of the boys naturally thought 
things were beginning to boom. However, the 
real reason for calling the meeting was that a 
few of them had requested the superintendent 
to take this means of getting the bunch together 
in order to pay their respects to former acting 
superintendent Beltz, now assistant superin- 
tendent. After a dinner at the Hotel Henry, 
the staff returned to the superintendent's 
office, where Mr. Gorsuch gave a nice talk on 
the good record made while the reins were in 
the hands of Mr. Beltz. Several other talks 
were given by members of the staff, and a good 
time enjoyed by all present. 

J. S. Brennan has come back to Pittsburgh 
on his old "job as chief clerk to the assistant 
superintendent of transportation. 

E. C. Ringer, who was promoted to assis- 
tant trainmaster at Glenwood, has been made 
chief clerk to the assistant superintendent at 

W. P. Peters has been appointed agent at 

Bom to Mrs. Earl Fairgrieve, a bouncing boy; 
both mother and son are doing well. 

J. W. Imler has been made baggage agent 
at Pittsburgh. 



Put it Over, Over the Top, "Over 
Here," is the Slogan 

—P. L., Pier 22, N. Y. 

G, L. Fisher has purchased a mandolin and 
joined the Jazz band of McKeesport. George 
has signed a contract to play for James 
Sweeney's dancing studio. 

J. J. O'Donell has gone back to work a night 
turn. The day force at Demmler yard miss 
him very much. 

The friends of Norman Stone, former agent's 
clerk at Glenwood, were grieved to hear of 
his death on March 15. Norman was one of 
the best clerks that the agent ever had, and 
was liked very well by every one that knew 

Monongah Division 


Miss E. S. Jenkins, File Clerk, Grafton, W.Va. 

C. N. Mays, Chief Clerk to Division Accountant, 
Grafton, W. Va. 

C. F. Schroder, Operator, Grafton, W. Va. 

J. Lynch, Car Inspector, Fairmont, W. Va. 

H. F. Farlow, Operator, WD Tower, Fair- 
mont, W. Va. 

Seated, F. L. Jarrett; standing, A. F. Vorholt. 
(See Charleston Division Notes) 

The accompanying photograph is of Pearl 
Manning, daughter of J. C. Manning, the young- 
ster being quite talented as a dancer, a violinist 
and entertainer in other respects. She is seen 
here singing one of her songs ^t a Red Cross 
benefit performance. In all the work for the 
good of the soldier boys, especially the engi- 
neering regiments, the dainty little miss has 
volunteered her services and several of them 
have complimented her on her work. She is 
anxiously awaiting the return of the engineers, 
some of whom she knew before Uncle Sam called 
them into his service. 

Charleston Division 

Correspondent, C. L. West, Dispalclur 

Ineffective March 1 , H. W. Straw was appointcnl 
track supervisor and assigned to territory, 
Gassaway to Adrian Junction and Sutton 
Hranch, vice A. J. Heater, resigned. 

Superintendent Trapnell is back at his desk 
again after an attack of the "flu," which kept 
him at home two weeks. 

The picture a' top this page is of conductor 
!"'. L. Jarrett and engineer A. I*\ Vorholt. Con- 
ductor Jarrett runs })asseng('r trains Nos. 'M 
;in(i .S.S b('tw<;('n Gassaway and Chai'h'sl on, jilso 
ni;iking two numd-trips daily, except Snnd;iy, 



between Gassaway and Sutton, a total of 210 
miles per day. He will average approximately 
450 passengers daily. He and his engineer, A. 
Tierney, take a personal interest in handling 
these runs on time. It is said. that people liv- 
ing along the railroad between Ga^saway and 
Charleston keep their watches and clocks 
adjusted to standard time by these nms. Engi- 
neer Vorholt has a mixed rim out of Elkins. 

Wheeling Division 


C. F. Miller, Office of Superintendent. Wheel- 
ing, W. Va. 

J. F. Alreed, Agent, Folsom, W. Va. 

John C. Lee, General Secretary, F. M. C. A., 
Benwood Junction, W. Va. 

Cincinnati Terminals 

Correspondent, W. E. Cochrane, Chief Clerk 
to Supervisor of Terminals 

Several weeks ago the editor of the Maga- 
zine received a communication from Cincinnati, 
dated February 12, taking issue with the facts 
as stated in the last item imder the Cincinnati 
Terminal notes as given in the February issue. 
The fact that the commimication was imsigned 
makes it impracticable further to investigate 
this item, which dealt with the fire that oc- 
curred at the Storrs roundhouse on December 

Office Force of Master Mechanic J. A. Anderson at Benwood, Wheeling Division 
Left to right— bottom row: O. L, Kinsey, Francis Sigler, John Cusack. Second row: James Mitchell. Miss Luella 
McCombs, Miss Bernardine Cooper, Miss Rhea Horan, Miss Delia Wells, Miss Grace Zimmerman, Miss Minnie Davis 
Back row: Emil Seth. Martin Conners, Miss Rosella Doyle, T. W. Keffer, Jr.. Miss Angela Appelgate, Miss Delia 

This is the last rollcall — Answer it 
by buying Victory Bonds 

—P. L.,Pier 22, N. Y. 

29, 1918. Unsigned communications dealing 
with facts such as this cannot be published. 

In the latter part of April, M. M. Driscoll, 
machinist at Storrs, and Miss Olive Hannen. 
stenographer in the Car Record ofl&ce, were 
married at Louisville, Ky., the home of the 
bride. They spent their honeymoon in New 
York City and other eastern points. Both 
the bride and groom have been in the service 
of this Company for the past several years, 
and have the best wishes of every Cincinnati 
Terminal employe for their future happiness. 

C. W. Roth, yard switchman, has received 
his discharge from the U. S. Marines and is 
back on the job again. 

Yardmaster C. H. Wiehe has the reputation 
of being one of Cincinnati Terminals most dis 
tinguished poet humorists. 

J. J. O'Donnell, chief clerk to G. R. Littell, 
has been numbered among the unfortunate 
victims of the ''flu," but is now back again, 
looking hale and hearty. 

L. M. Burke, baggage agent, Fifth and Bay- 
miller Depot, recently tendered his i^signation 
and has been succeeded by W. D. Nicholson, 
who has been discharged from military service. 



Frank W. Wilson 

With this issue we present to our readers one 
of the real veterans of this country, Frank W. 
Wilson, now employed at Smith Street freight 
office. Mr. Wilson is not only a veteran of 
railroad service, but is a Civil War and Spanish- 
American War veteran. He was connected 
with the Southern Railroad in 1898, which was 
during the time of the Spanish-American War. 
He was furloughed from railroad service to 
accept the office of assistant paymaster in the 
regular army with rank of lieutenant, which 
position he held until all special troops at that 
time were mustered out of service. During the 
Civil War he was a member of the 137th Ohio 
Volunteer Infantry. Mr. Wilson has been with 
the Baltimore and Ohio, Southwestern Lines, 
since 1906, when he entered the service under 
the management of W. M. Green, then vice- 
president and general manager. During his 
time with this Company, in addition to ren- 
dering most efficient and faithful service, he 
has added to his innumerable friends made 
while employed elsewhere, many staunch well- 

Clarence Reichers, formerly a clerk in the 
Car Record office, having returned from a 
vacation spent in Chicago, has accepted a 
position as yard clerk at Stock Yards, having 
been bumped by Raymond Nieinan, who was 
furloughed for military sorvice. 

Arthur Folks is back from duty overseas 
and has taken the position as cashier at Nor- 
wood Station, relieving H. Gandenberg, who 
has been assigned to work in H. R. Gabriel's 
private office. .We are glad to see him back. 
His new work will keep him on the jump. 

Arthur Hilgemeier has also returned to work 
at Norwood Station and has been assigned to 
the position of revision clerk, relieving Miss 
Buela Bissell, who is handling the correspond- 
ence. Miss Alfretta Bromley, our bill clerk, 
and ''Al" certainly make a fine* pair to work 
together and the results are very promising. 
Some new changes have taken effect to make 
room for the returning boys and we congratu- 
late Mr. Gabriel for the manner in which he 
has handled the situation. The Norwood 
office force is planning to have a ball team 
this season and hopes to make a good showing. 

Mis Kathryn Eicher, one of the most prom- 
ising young ladies of the Smith Street office, 
will leave the service of the Company on May 
1. "Dan" Cupid has been busy again and 
plucked another flower from our midst. Con- 
gratulations ! 

C. G. Pollock, auditor of miscellaneous ac- 
counts, spent several days in the Terminals, 
combining business w;ith pleasure. His old 
friends were more than pleased to see him. 

Corporal L. R. Bettis, late of the 309th 
Trench Mortar Battery, 84th Division, after 
four months' service overseas in England, 
Scotland and France, returned to his desk as 
chief clerk in our warehouse. The boys gave 
him a royal welcome. 

The ladies of our Welfare Association gave 
a St. Patrick's social in the welfare rooms on 
Marqh 17, imder the direction of Miss Marie 
McMorrow. After indulging in a few fancy 
dances, dainty refreshments were served. The 
affair was a decided success. 

The following employes of Storrs roundhouse, 
who were furloughed for military service, re- 
cently returned to the service at Storrs: A. C. 
Babb, machinist; J. M. Conners, boilermaker 
helper; Edwin Stahley, blacksmith; William 
Donohue, boilermaker helper; Benjamin Sears, 

Miss Helene Herron has just recovered from 
a second attack of the "flu," and was wel- 
comed back by all the employes of the super- 
intendent's office. 

Albert Eisman, popular machinist at Storrs 
roundhouse, recently purchased a home on 
Hillside Avenue. "Al" expects to have a 
house warming as soon as he can get properly 
settled in his ne^^^ home and we are all looking 
forward to an enjoyable evening. 

Our friend "Hop" Russell, recently pur- 
chased a "flivver." He has not had much 
success driving it. He tried to run it without 
gas, but without results. If "Hop" ever gets 
started and we meet him on some road we will 
got in the rlonr and give him the entire pike. 



In the first of ttiree series of games held at 
Good's Alleys, the Storrs Tigers Bowling 
Five, defeated the Smith Street Freight House 
Clerks in two of three closely contested games. 
Both managers Hallinan of the Tigers, and 
Houtz of the Clerks, state that their men 
bowled below their standard, being capable 
of much higher scores. Both teams are prac- 
ticing hard for the next two series and some 
good games are expected. The results of the 
first series are as follows: 

The Tigers 

















Maschmeyer . . 































The accompanying picture is of the employes 
at Gest Street Freight station, Toledo Dis- 
trict. First row, seated, left to right, are 
William Hampton, tritckman; Alexander Frank, 
truckman; second row, seated, 'left to right, 
Walter Neubauer, truckman; Charles Feldman, 
truckman; third row, standing, left to right, 
''Charley" Bell chief clerk to assistant agent; 
Elmer Feldman, receiving clerk; George Baum- 
gartner, tallyman; Joseph Huth, utility clerk; 
George Rethman, cashier; Harry Burbrink, 
foreman; W*. C. Owen, assistant agent; fourth 
row, left to right, John Hornhorst, truckman; 
Christopher Sterling, truckman; Luther Pennick, 

t:niplo\es at the Gest Street Freight Station 
Please mention our 

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keep track of your invest- 
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We will send you a copy 
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New Castle Division 


A. C. Harris, Assistant Chief Clerk to Superin- 
tendent, New Castle, Pa. 
P. W. Adams, Telegi aph Operator 
O. C. Bedell, Telegraph Operator 

The news of the death of Burl J. Daugherty 
came as a decided shock to his many friends. 
Mr. Daughertj^ had held a number of oflScial 
positions on different divisions, as master 
mechanic and road foreman of engines, but his 
failing health had gradually forced him to relin- 
quish the more strenuous positions and he had 
recently been, acting as rules examiner on our 
division. Mr. Daugherty was widely known 

e wher\ writing advertisers 



The late Burl J. Daugherty 

on the System and his kindly disposition and 
unfailing courtesy attracted a host of friends 
among the men with whom he came in contact. 
Their heartfelt sympathy is extended to the 
wife and children in their bereavement. 

William F. Wilson, promoted New Castle Divi- 
sion engineer, now with the A. E. F., and lo- 
cated at Engers, Germany, writes a very inter- 
esting letter to his old friends. Mr. Wilson 
enlisted about June, 1917. and is with the Sec- 
ond Division as ambulance driver. Through- 
out the desperate work in the Argonne, at 
. Chateau Thierry, St. Mihiel, Soissons, and 
Champagne, the Second Division suffered many 
casualties, and the ambulance drivers were 
forced to the limit of their endurance. In his 
letter, Mr. Wilson sends his best wishes to his 
many friends. 

J. C. Bahl, clerk in Agent's office at Wooster, 
Ohio, was recently called to New York by a 
representative of the Italian Government. A 
son of Mr. Bahl had been killed on the Italian 
front while driving a bombing plane and in 
recognition of the services rendered througli 
his skilful and courageous work, a fine medal 
was presented to the father by one of the Italinn 

('laude O. Brown assumed the duties of divi- 
sion operator on March 20. Mr. Brown had 
been train dispatcher on first trick for a number 
of years and is very well known on the divi- 
sion. His long exiM-rience and wide acquaint- 

anceship should assure complete success in the 
new position. 

A. D. Griffith, formerly agent at Warren, 
Ohio, has been appointed division agent and 
will immediately take up the freight claim pre- 
vention work to which he is assigned. During 
Mr. Griffiths term of office as agent at Warren 
he witnessed the phenomenal growth of the 
steel industry in the Mahoning Valley,, affecting 
the territory from YoungstowTi to Warren, and 
during this strenuous period he consistently 
kept step with the progress of the business with 
resultant benefit to the Company. The new 
work to which he has been assigned will no 
doubt be handlsd in tha same capable manner. 

James Burnett has been transferred from posi- 
tion as night chief clerk in yard at New Castle 
Junction to trace clerk in superintendent's 
office. "Jim" is one of the star ball players and 
will prove a valuable ad^^tion to the office team. 

Eight hours GOOD work and eight hours 
GOOD pay make an excellent combination and 
our employes are trying to hold up their share 
of the combination. 

The FIFTH LIBERTY LOAN is now before 
us and our employes expect to continue the good 
work on bond subscriptions. Each loan showed 
an increase in subscriptions over previous loan, 
and we are determined that there must be no 
exceptions to the rule. 

Announcement was made recently of the mar- 
riage of Curtis ("Red") Crill and Miss Elizabeth 
Sankey, both of New Castle. Miss Sankey is 
employed as stenographer in the Car Record 
office, while Mr. Crill was employed for many 
years as timekeeper in the C. T. Department. 
They will reside for the present witjji the parents 
of Mr. Crill at New Castle. 

Master mechanic J. A. Tschuor and ^other 
committees are busily engaged in lining up 
plans for welfare work, etc. The baseball 
teams, la^\Tl tennis, trap shooting teams and 
other athletic activities will receive attention 
in order to interest as many of the employes as 



Newark Division 

E. Sachs, Chief Clerk, Newark, Ohio 
D. List, Newark (Ohio) Shops 

It is with regret that we report the death of 
Mrs. W. T. Giblon, wife of our storekeeper at 
Columbus, Ohio, on March 17, after a week's 
illness. Mr, Giblon is also sick at the present 
time and we wish him a speedy recovery. 

The prospects for our baseball team are 
bright this year. We have some of the old 
stars and several good prospects back from the 
Army and Navy. It looks like a walkaway 
with the System Championship. Baltimore 
will please take notice and get ready. 

Who are the "Champion Bowlers" of the 
Baltimore and Ohio System! The Glenwood 
boys will tell you ''Newark," for bowling is our 
specialty. This refers to the shop team, which 
to date has sent all comers away with their 
heads dowTi. Our good friend, general yard- 
master Grimm, attempted with his team to 
wrest the honors away sometime ago, but the 
shop team made them take to cover. They 
opened the contest with a "barrage of poison 
gas" that for the moment staggered our boys, 
but they donned their gas masks, plugged their 
ears with cotton and set sa'l. They were forced 
several times to bring up reserves and finally 
to use "Bo" Hughes. "Bo" usually rolls about 
300 minus (!). 

The Glenwood bays evidently came prepared, 
as their delegation was quite large. Upon their 
arrival they were escorted to the alleys and 
upon viewing the splendid condition they were 
in, got cold feet. A few of them said that they 
had come to roll "duck pins" and were not 
prepared to handle the large balls. We had a 
number of raw recruits on hand, and after an 
armistice was called, we agreed on a compro- 
mise by playing two games of "duck pins" and 
two of "ten pins." The Glenwood boys 
"hanging one on us" in duck pins by a small 
margin, but we sure did "go to them" on ten 
pins. The agreement was that in the event 
of a draw a coin should be tossed to decide as to 
what the "rub" game should be. After our 
brilliant victory in ten pins, the Glenwood 
boys got cold feet on tossing the coin, thereby 
dodging a complete beating. We did, however, 
agree to go to Glenwood on some future date 
and beat them on their own alleys. 

There is little doubt as to our claim for the 
championship, but if some point on the System 
has nerve enough to put in their claim for the 
same championship, or dispute our claim, they 
have got to show us. We are looking for some- 
thing "hard to beat" and dates for games can 
be secured by communicating with E. V. West- 
fall, Chairman Welfare Association, care of Sup- 
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Amy a. Ford, Clerk to Pilot Engineer, 621 Sloan 

Building, Cleveland, Ohio 
\V. E: Shelton, Operator, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Dr. E. M. Parlett, of the Relief Department, 
Baltimore, made an inspection of Sanitary 
and First Aid conditions at Cleveland round- 
house, March 10, and reported that he found 
them in splendid condition. He congratulated 
the forces at this point for their interest in this 
important subject. 

On Wednesday, April 2, four sections of troop 
trains arrived at Cleveland from Newport 
News, Va., the first section, the 134th Field 
Artillery, consisting of fourteen coaches, Bat- 
teries A and B, headquarters, supply and medi- 
cal detachment, in charge of Colonel H. M. 
Bush and Colonel H. B. Abemathy. Behind 
this section were three other trains of thirty- 
four cars, bringing back to Cleveland the entire 
135th Field Artillery Regiment, commanded by 
Colonel Dudley Hard. The 134th, on the first 
train in, was parked in Columbus Street yard, 
and the three trains of the 135th were delivered 
to the New York Central and were parked at 
the foot of West Third Street and Union Depot. 
Approximately 4,000 relatives and friends packed 
every inch of platform and track space and 
cheered themselves hoarse. On Thursday 
morning at 10.30, 1,600 Yanks participated in a 
parade, and after the parade a chicken dinner 
was awaiting them at Central Armory. They 
passed under a floral arch 400 feet in length on 
Euclid Avenue, erected by the friends and rela- 
tives of the returning men. 

These troop trains arrived in Cleveland 
twelve hours ahead of schedule, which is due, 
of course, to their traveling over our rails. 
There was not a complaint heard about the 
handling of the boys, and superintendent Green 
was commended by Captain H. P. Shupe of 
the City War Board and the colonels in charge 
on the splendid accommodations provided hy 
the Company. 

We regret to announce the death of former 
night yardmaster A. L. Ruth, of Akron Junc- 
tion, from pneumonia, and we join in extending 
to his wife and one year old child our sincerest 

F. B. Dickison, instructor passenger train 
and station employes, attended the Divisional 
Safety meeting, held at Cleveland, March 17, 
and gave an interesting talk, explaining juet 
what his duties are. 

Lineman Harry Bowers, who sprained his 
ankle badly a couple of weeks ago, is getting 
along nicely and expects to bo back at work 
within the next few days. 

'i'oyo Ono, computor in the office of pilot 
engineer J. IT. Bowditrh, has been obliged to 

resign his position on account of failing health. 
His physician has recommended a complete 
rest and mountain air. 

The Valuation Department has placed on its 
roll four returning soldiers: Private Charles 
Roger Hannum, as assistant pilot engineer; 
Captain J. Camden Brady and Private Bryan 
F. Brice, as topographers; and Private Harley 
Phillips as chainman. 

W. H. Pratt, rodman in Robert Digges' party, 
working at Youngstown, Ohio, recently asked 
for "a day off" and it was granted. Mr. Pratt 
took a flying trip to Cleveland and returned to 
Youngstown with his bride. The congratula- 
tions of the party were as hearty as the surprise 
was great. 

Chicago Terminal 

Correspondent, W. E. Buckmaster, Chief Elec- 
trician, Lincoln Street, Chicago 

Miss Alice May Ford, stenographer to chief 
clerk to master mechanic at East Chicago, 
on April 10 resigned her position to engage in 
the great old game of matrimony. Miss Ford 
has been in the employ of the Company for 
eighteen months and in that time has become 
very popular with her associates, who wish her 
a very happy married life. Miss Mary Eng- 
lish, distribution clerk, will succeed Miss Ford, 
and Miss Frances Wall, who has been clerk to 
roundhouse foreman, will be promoted to the 
distribution desk. 

Handling of locomotives in and out of the 
roimdhouse at East Chicago has been greatly 
facilitated by the electrifying of the turntable. 
This is greatly appreciated when compared 
Avith the old method of hand turning. 

Enginehouse work at East Chicago has been 
helped to a large extent by the improvements 
that have been recently completed. 

During February, Lieutenants Martin McDon- 
ough and F. L. Vine and Patrolman A. D. 
McDonald rounded up several thieves in and 
about Chicago Heights. They recovered ap- 
proximately $500 worth of car material, includ- 
ing car knuckles, etc., about $500 \vorth of new 
rail braces and angle bars belonging to this 
Company, $1,250 worth of new copper wire stolen 
from the Steger Piano Co., and $1,000 in mis- 
cellaneous copper and brass stolen from various 
parties. Sufficient evidence was secured to 
bring some of the thieves before the Federal 
Court, other cases pending in Justice Courts at 
Chicago Heights. 

Chicago Division 

Correspondent, O. V. Ktnc.vde, Assistant Chief 
Clerk to Superintendent 

The accompanying picture is of Mrs. Herman 
Newman and her late husband, who died at his 
home on South Cowen Street. ( Jarrett. on March 



Herman Newman, deceased, and Mrs. Newman 

7. Mr. Newman started work for the Company 
at Garrett in 1884, was made shop foreman a 
short time later, and continued in this position 
for twenty years when, on account of his poor 
health, he was transferred to erecting shop, to 
work on injectors, lubricators and steam gauges, 
continuing in that capacity until his death. 

W. C. France, former agent at Tiffin, Ohio, 
has been appointed supervising agent, Chicago 
Division, with headquarters at Garrett. 

South Chicago 

Correspondent, Mrs. Bertha A. Phelps, 
Wheelage Clerk 

In subscribing to vhe Victory Loan we are 
helping to restore order to a disheartened world 
and helping ourselves financially at the same 
time. There should be no question about our 
duty to subscribe. We are not giving any- 
thing, but are simply depositing our money 
with the safest bank in the world, and this may 
be our last chance to secure Government bonds 
in this way. Why not have a clear conscience 
in this matter by being Royal Blue Americans 
and make our district 100 per cent, in sub- 

William Rosenthal, who has been in the 
hospital most of the time for the past 'year 
suffering from a broken leg, is again able to 
resume his duties in the Agent's office. A 
hearty welcome is extended to "'Rosy" by his 
fellow employes. 

Joseph Mazurowski, section foreman in this 
district, has returned to his work after a severe 
illness at the South Chicago hospital, having 
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Corporal L. Randall, Company K, 131st In- 
fantry, formerly one of our employes, who 
entered the Government service two days after 
war was declared, has returned home after ten 
months in France. 

The marriage of Henry Bergstrom, chief 
first aid man on this division, to Miss Jennie 
Bearlund, of Calumet Heights, took place on 
March 22. After their return from a trip to 
California Mr. and Mrs. Bergstrom will be at 
home in Avalon Park. 

All employes at this station with a twenty- 
years' service record, about fifteen all told, 
have become members of the Veteran Em- 
ployes' Association. The one oVjjection in a 
twenty-years' service record is that it reflects 
slightly on the age of the veteran, particularly 
if she be a lady "vet." 

The excellent work at our Wolf Lake office, 
in the way of reports, billing, etc., which those 
along the line doing business with that office 
have undoubtedly noticed, is partially due to 
a new billing machine having been installed at 
that station and a desire on the part of the boys 
to see who can send out the best work. 

Frank Schutte, for a number of years em- 
ployed in the yard here, passed away on March 
24. He had been ill for some time and his 
suffering was intense. The burial was at 
Jackson, Mich., where he leaves Mrs. Schutte 
and two little boys. 

Michael Jakubezak passed away on March 21. 
He was employed in the department kno^m as 
the "Level" and had been in the service for 
nineteen years, during which time he was a 
faithful employe. 

Michael Bertrand, stationary engineer and for 
thirteen years a loyal employe at South Chi- 
cago, prior to which time he was employed at 
Garrett for a term of years, passed away on 
March 30. 

John Toney, who has been in continuous serv- 
ice of the Company for thirty-five years, was 
recently retired on pension. Mr. Toney en- 
tered the service at Garrett, Ind., in October, 
1884, as porter in the office of superintendent 
Britton, came to Chicago two years later, and 
was with us until his retirement. He has 
always been held in high regard by his em- 
ployers, who, with the employes here, unite in 
wishing him the best of everything. 

Ohio Division 

Correspondent, A. E. Erich, Chillicothe, Ohio 

General yardmaster O. E. West recently 
made a trip to Parkersburg, Dayton and Cin- 
cinnati, visiting the various yard offices, and 
reports himself pleased with the manner busi- 
ness was conducted, but he is still under the 
impression that the Chillicothe yards are 

C. M. Orihood and his section gang at work on track at 
Washington Court House Depot 

Ralph Caulley, of Portsmouth, has accepted 
the position as clerk in yardmaster' s office at 

The car department has just completed a 
flanging machine for steel car men's use, which 
is quite an improvement. 

Thomas Tull, work checker in the car depart- 
ment, had a bad case of "blues." We are at a 
loss to know the cause, though it may be be- 
cause upon awakening one morning Fecently, 
he found the ground all frozen, just after having 
prepared his garden. 

Master mechanic William F. Hayes has 
been promoted from Chillicothe to Washington 
shops in a similar capacity. We wish Mr. 
Hayes the best of success in his new position. 
E. J. McSweeney, formerly general foreman at 
Garrett, has succeeded Mr. Hayes. We wel- 
come Mr. McSweeney! 

We announce the marriage of Leslie Trego, 
pipefitter helper. Congratulations, "Leo," the 
boys all sympathize with you. 

The old transfer table between the paint and 
passenger shops is being rebuilt, making the 
situation more convenient. 

T. G. Evans, formerly night roundhouse 
foreman at Chillicothe, has been transferred 
to Gest Street, Cincinnati, as general foreman, 
assistant night roundhouse foreman H. ImhofT 
being promoted to Mr. Evans' former position, 
and J. Kreig taking Mr. Imhoff's place. 

Operators T. Stephenson and O. E. Marsh 
have been elected as delegates to the biennial 
con\;cntion of the O. R. T. to be held at St. 
Louis in May. 

W. L. Allison, operator at "DO" office, 
Chillicothe, has been elected local chairman 
for the first district of the O. R. T., a sign that 
he is held in high esteem by his brother work- 



We regret to report the death of James Car- 
son, who was employed as carpenter in Chilli- 
cothe shop. For some time he had been suffer- 
ing from gall stones and finally submitted to 
an operation for that trouble, which resulted 
in his death. Mr. Carson was born August 11, 
1865, and had been employed for many years 
in the Chillicothe shop. He possessed a kindly 
disposition and had acquired the friendship 
of many who will feel his absence. 

Charles Dewey, third trick operator at 
Grove City, recently purchased a registered 
bull dog, and T^as figuring on entering him at 
all the dog shows, but we understand that he 
eats so much that Charles had to pay a farmer 
to take him to the country and lose him. 
This accounts for the former owner's being so 
down-hearted of late. 

Captain John Doyle, the popular passenger 
conductor on the Midland District, has been 
off recently, recuperating at the Springs. 

Agent Grassley, at Broad Street, has been off 
duty a few days because of sickness in his 
family. He was relieved by Mr. Selby. 

Agent Heasley. at Sabina, had a slight opera- 
tion performed a short time ago, and we are 
glad to learn he is getting along nicely and will 
be back on the job in a few days. 

We are glad to announce that engineer C. W. 
Cravens, who has been seriously ill with pneu- 
monia, is greatly improved at this time. 

Division operator G. W. Plumley recently 
etijoyed a two weeks' vacation, visiting with 
his daughters in Youngstown, Ohio, and Pitts- 
l)urgh. Pa. During his absence J. E. Gibson, 
clerk to chief dispatcher, looked after his work. 

Extra gang foreman McKelvey has completed 
laying the first ninety pound rail on the Ports- 
mouth Sub-division. 

Fireman L. W. Schaffer, who has been off 
duty because of an attack of "flu," is somewhat 
improved at this time. 

Corporal Lewis Hollingshead, son of section 
foreman Thomas Hollingshead of Mt. Sterling, 
was the man who carried the demand of the 
Germans to the "Lost Batallion." He is at 
Camp Sherman awaiting discharge. 

It is with regret that we heard of the death 
of Mrs. James Long, wife of section foreman 
James Long, at Cozaddale. He has the heart- 
felt sympathy of all. 

Engineer Frank Brock, has deserted the 
Bachelors' Circle. The bride was Miss Ocie 
A. Nolan, the ceremony being performed at 
Chillicothe, Ohio. Congratulations and good 
luck to you, Frank. 

The entire staff of division engineer Cham- 
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We regret to report the death of the wife of 
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Hugh Wharf, trackman at Stewart, Ohio, 
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At the last fuel meeting held at Chillicothe, 
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Brakeman E. Baxter was recently presented 
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Indiana Division 

Correspondent, H. S. Adams, Chief Clerk to 
Superintendent, Seymour, Ind. 

We are very glad to announce that the follow- 
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W. O. Poole, brakeman; W. Whitson, brake- 
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Toledo Division 

Correspondent, F. M. Drake, Relief Ayent, 
Dayton, Ohio 

Chief clerk F, L. Freck, of the assistant 
agent's office, Rossford, has returned to duty 
after being away for two weeks because of 

Mrs. Nellie M. Koj)]), wife of our assistant 
superintendent, recently lost her life while in 
l)athing at St. Petersburg, Florida. Her 
mother was near her in the water and heard 
her scream but could not reach her in time to 
save her. The funeral service was held in 
Dayton, Ohio, the home of Mrs. Kopp before 
her marriage. The floral offerings were many 
and beautiful, many of the employe friends of 
the deceased and her husband sending pieces. 
The entire divisional force offers its sincere 
sympathy to Mr. Kopp in his great bereavement. 


James Matthews, of the assistant superin- 
tendent's office, Rossford, is a very aggressive 
fellow. The present manner of handling car- 
loads, when accompanied by revenue bills only, 
is going to help a good deal in the future and 
we know that ''Jim" will always be ready to 
go after the situation when it arises. 

Our second Freight Claim Prevention Com- 
mittee meeting was held at Dayton in the office 
of the superintendent on March 18. The at- 
tendance was encouraging, all members being 
present but two. The visiting members were 
J. P. Henson and J. P. Bamd, of Baltimore, and 
J. T. Sills, of Cincinnati. Many matters were 
discussed with the view to the prevention of 
claims. This subject has become so interesting 
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at future meetings. The place of meeting will 
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H. F. Greenwood and wife have returned 
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engineer E. J. Correll. 

Illinois Division 

Correspondent, Omer T. Goff, Secretary to 
Superintendent, Flora, 111. 

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Volume 7 


Number 2 


Contents Page Decoration Henry Raymond 5 

Both Our Federal Managers Subscribe Unequivocally to 

^the Supreme Importance of Safety 6 

We Finished the Job 7 

Pictures of the Great War 14 

Page the Doughnut Girl 16 

Soldiers, Sailors and Marines! Hold on to Your Govern- 
ment Insurance 19 

Old Mount Royal Welcomes Boys of 1 1 7th Trench Mortar 

Battery 23 

The Duplex Stoker 27 

Found in the Noise John Newman 35 

William F. Ottman, Representative Employe of the Ohio 

Division A. E. Erich 37 

Editorial 38 

As Seen by the Cartoonists 40 

Our Own Hall of Fame 42 

Aunt Mary Sees the Basebaill Game.. .Margaret Talbott Stevens 47 

United States Railroad Administration News from Washington. . . 52 

News from Our Boys in the Army 55 

Social Activities 60 

Woman's Department 63 

Safety Roll of Honor 67 

Among Ourselves 71 

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Both Our Federal Managers Subscribe 
Unequivocally to the Supreme 
Importance of SAFETY 

Question : 

What is the most important and desirable 
result the railroads under your control 
can accomplish this year ? 

Answer : 

Reduction in preventable accidents and 
injuries to employes and other persons. 

Federal Manager: 

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad — Western Lines 
Dayton and Union Railroad 
Dayton Union Railroad 

We Finished the Job 

Splendid Campaigning of W. W. Wood a Big Factor — Federal 
Manager Galloway Opened Drive in Baltimore — 
United Effort Won 

HY THE time this article appears 
in print the Victory Loan will be 
a bright page in American his- 
tory. A few days before the 
campaign started we would not have 
made so unqualified a statement, for we, 
too, had heard the croakers croak on why 
they would not subscribe. But a visit to 
our Mount Clare shops on the second day 
of the drive, April 22, restored our con- 
fidence, when we saw the temper of 
America expressed in the faces of our 
employes, and we knew that the money 
of our men would back up the poster 
proclamation, ''Sure, we'll finish the 

The day, you will remember, was an 
auspicious one. Even Mount Clare yard 
seemed to have softened its noise of 
whirring wheels and busy hammers, its 
usual smoky atmosphere to have given 
way to the fresh breath of Springtime, 
as it stopped for a few moments from 
wonted tasks to start the Loan victoriously 
among our employes. At least so it 
seemed at the end of the Storehouse plat- 
form, where the Mount Clare employes' 
band was sounding the call to the meet- 
ing, and an impromptu rostrum was in- 
dicated by the gay colors of American 
and Allied flags. 

Superintendent of shops Finegan and 
other officers were on the platform with 
federal manager Galloway and W. W. 
Wood, the speakers, when a large number 
of employes had gathered at the time 

for the changing of shifts at three o'clock. 
The opening number by the band was 
well received and Harry A. Beaumont, 
general car foreman, presented Mr. Wood 
as a speaker who was well known to the 
Mount Clare contingent by reason of 
other similar visits. 

It is a great privilege to hear ^ Ir. Wood 
speak, and although the Victory Loan 
will be a thing of the past when his re- 
marks are read here, we are giving them 
at length because they contain so much 
of permanent worth. 

He opened his talk with the thought 
that one of the most worth while results 
of the war had been to make the people 
of our country know each other better, 
through association in a common effort 
for a high ideal. 

" Ignorance, " he said ''is almost always 
the cause of great disaster, and the war 
has brought us so closely together that 
henceforth we will be able to reason with 
each other to a common understanding. 
Without such a wholesome turn in affairs 
the great accomphshments of the war, 
such as the previous Liberty Loans, 
would have been impossible. 

"When I passed your subscription 
booth this afternoon and saw that your 
quota for the Victory Loan was less than 
the amount you raised for the Fourth 
Loan, I was disappointed. It seems to 
me that our effort should be a greater one 
than even before, because we are now 
paying for great results achieved, because 




we should not want to do less than did 
our boys at Chateau Thierry, St. Mihiel 
and the Argonne. 

''Do you know the details of that first 
great fight our men were in at Chateau 
Thierry? It was near the culmination 
of those terrific German drives, and the 
French, badly disorganized, were being 
forced back at an appalling rate. A 
wounded nurse who had been working 
day and night in a little field hospital 
near the front was sitting in an automo- 
bile along the side of the road, her clothes 
blood soaked from her wound and her 
labors, watching the tide of retreating 
French. To her all seemed lost, for the 
receding allied line was getting the full 
effect of the fast moving German artillery. 
But, even as she despaired, she heard 
the suggestion of a song coming up the 
road toward the Germans, and as it in- 
creased in volume she caught the refrain, 
stronger and stronger, ''And we won't 
go back 'til it's over, over here.^ The 
Doughboys and Marines of that immortal 
Second Division were coming! 

" The rest is history . How the French 
officers asked the American colonel in 
command just to hold the Boches until 
the allied line had been reformed and 
then to retreat to prepared positions. 
And how the American fiung back, 
'Retreat! Hell, man, we've just got 
here. It's the Germans who will have 
to retreat.' And you men before me 
know how those boys in khaki not only 
backed up the boast of their commanding 
officer, but after a day or two recaptured 
Chateau Thierry and registered the first 
severe check to the German advance, 
the check that began their downfall. 

"So it seems to me that as our soldiers 
always went beyond their objective, 
that as each of their succeeding efforts 
seemed greater than its predecessor, so 
should our efforts be, and, notwithstand- 
ing our reduced quota, as individuals we 
should make our goals greater than our 
previous ones and determine to reach 
them. Our boys in France never re- 
treated — it was one part of military tac- 
tics they never had to learn. Should we 
do less than they?" 

^ Mr. Wood then told of a visit he had 
recently^made to the Government gas 

manufacturing plant at Edgewood Arse- 
nal, Md., of the gases there made, many 
times more dangerous than any in use 
by Germans or Allies; and of the fact 
that at the time the Armistice was de- 
clared we were making twice the quan- 
tity of gas produced by all the rest of the 
world. He also said that German spies 
had purposely been permitted (unknown 
to them, of course) to go through this 
plant and report to the Kaiser the over- 
whelming results being accomplished 
there. This was but one of many of the 
achievements of American enterprise, he 
explained, which broke the German 
morale and caused the end of the war 
before anybody expected it. 

"We are paying for those industrial 
triumphs now," he said, "but how cheap 
they are as compared with the thousands 
of men we would have lost in killed and 
wounded had the war continued until 
now. How cheap to pay the price by 
loaning our money as compared with the 
cost which would have been exacted in 
precious blood had we not made the large 
material investments our loans must 

"Had it taken more blood we would 
have been willing to give it, for real 
Americans would choose sacrifice for a 
thousand years to slavery for a day. 
The boys who lie in France, over seventy 
thousand of them, gave all they had that 
we might continue free; they won for us 
our right to Hberty. And as they be- 
stowed on us that right so they have 
charged us with the precious duty of 
finishing the work they nobly began. 
There is no right without a corresponding 
duty, and surely our rights as free men, 
newly confirmed, will not find us lacking 
in meeting squarely our duty to sustain 
those rights by lending freely to finish 
the job which faces us." 

The applause which greeted the close 
of Mr. Wood's splendid appeal was a good 
augury for the success of the loan. 
Fortunately he will speak not alone to 
Mount Clare men during the campaign, for 
his itinerary, which covers the full three 
weeks of the drive, will reach practically 
all the important points on the System. 
W^e are fortunate, indeed, in having a 
man of his type as our Victory Loan 



missionaiy. His splendid intellectual at- 
tainments, his gift as an orator, and, best 
of all, his own enthusiasm and conviction 
for his subject, will not only help secure 
the success for the Victory Loan that has 
crowned the labors of other campaigns, 
but will leave a vital and permanent 
message with those who hear him. 

It is gratifying to see federal manager 
Galloway present at so many employe 
meetings which have the common good 
for their purpose. Recent issues of the 
Magazine have told of his leadership at 
our big SAFETY ralhes, and here at the 
Mount Clare loan rally as well as at simi- 
lar rallies at Locust Point and Curtis Bay 
in the opening days of the campaign, he 
stood up for the vital truths being ex- 
pounded, lending the weight of his own 
presence and persuasion. 

Mr. Beaumont, who presented him, 
hit the nail on the head when he said that 
it was quite unnecessary for him to intro- 
duce an old friend to Mount Clare men. 
And the federal manager, after ac- 
knowledging with a smile the fine greet- 
ing given him, deftly passed along the 
compliment by recalling the magnetic and 
strong appeal of Mr. Wood. 

''His desire that we show progress in 
this Loan as we did in the last, " said Mr. 
Galloway, ''reminds me of a war story 
that is somewhat apropos. Two dough- 
boys had become lost from their command 
in the confusion following an engagement. 
They heard where their regiment was 
and, though tirea, started out to find it, 
first getting directions and learning from 
a Frenchman that the post was ten kilo- 
meters distant. They tramped stolidly 
for an hour and, by way of encourage- 
ment, again asked a native the remaining 
distance. 'Ten kilometers,' was the re- 
ply. Somewhat discouraged they hoofed 
it again for an hour, and, while resting, 
again put the question to a knowing 
looking son of the soil. Again came the 
disheartening answer, 'ten kilometers.' 
Whereupon the optimist member of the 
party said to the other, ' well we may not 
have made any progress, but we haven't 
gone back any.' 

"Seriously," he continued, "we should 
make progress in our individual sub- 
scriptions to this Victory Loan. We 

should do it in gratitude for the way we 
as individuals and as a nation have been 
blessed during these terrible war years. 
I hardly see how a man financially able 
to subscribe can refuse to do so. Re- 
member that it is not a gift you are 
making, but a loan, secured by the 
strongest power on earth and returning 
a good interest rate. Loan for pros- 
perity, loan for the faith you have in 
America, loan as a thanksgiving for the 
Victory that has been granted us. 

"There need be little sacrifice in this 
final effort for the honor of our country, " 
he continued, "and even if there is, think 
how small it is compared to that which 
our soldiers have made. I have recently 
had visiting me an artilleryman who was 
in practically all the campaigns of the 
American forces — at Chateau Thierry, 
St. Mihiel and the Argonne. I have 
heard the privations and sufferings which 
he and his comrades went through and I 
tell you that nothing we can do in up- 
holding our part of the contract com- 
pares for a minute with the n bility of 
the sacrifice our own boys have made. 

"Can we do Jess than subscribe to this 
Loan as our Thanksgiving?" he asked. 
"You men here made a record of about 
100 per cent, in the last campaign. The 
demands of the war on your energy, your 
generosity, your patriotism, have brought 
forth your sacrifice for the common 
cause and I know that your pride in 
your part will not be satisfied until you 
have finished the job." 

The applause following this stirring 
appeal had scarcely subsided when Mr. 
Beaumont was again at the front of the 
platform explaining to the hundreds of 
shopmen before him the "way of the 
Victory Loan. " "The subscription booth 
is right here," he said, "and you can buy 
for cash or buy on time." 

Evidently he was taken, unawares by 
the first employe subscriber, who came 
from the rear. It was Mr. Galloway, 
who started the ball rolling with, "You 
can put me down for five one hundred 
dollar bonds to be credited to Mount 
Clare's record." And thus, amid cheers 
and applause, this important construction 
center on the Railroad began its part to 
"finish the job." 

Final Results — Victory Liberty Loan 





Per Cent. 




, — 

Officers and General Office Employes 



$440,400 ' 



Agents and Station Employes 






Engineers and. Firemen 












Other Trainmen 






Alechanical Department Employes 






Roadway Employes 






Miscellaneous Employes 






Total Amount of Subscriptions 



Total Number of Employes on Roll . 



Total Number Subscribing 



Percentage of Emoloyes Subscribing 



Eastern Lines — Divisional Comparison 





Per Cent. 





Per Cent. 

Philadelphia . 

Baltimore . . . 


Monongah. . . 
*Wheeling. . . . 
*Ohio River . . 


Pittsburgh. . . 
*Charleston. . . 



$ 54,350 

35 5 

Total..... I 18,106 $1,474,550 59.7 

Gen'l Office Bldg. 

Mount Clare 

§Miscellaneous. . . .| 

Total B. & O. . .1 




Baltimore . . . 
Monongah . . . 
Wheeling. . , . 
Ohio River . . 
Pittsburgh. . . 
Charleston. . . 



77 3 

Total 29,076 $2,292,850 

Gen'l Office Bldg. 

Mount Clare 

Miscellaneous. . . . 

25,143 $2,131,250 64.1 

Total W. M... 
Total C. & P.. 
Total C. V... . 
Total M. &K. 



Grand Total.. 33,197- $2,794,000, 







TotalB. & 0... 36,625 $3,098,050 89.7 

Total W. M... 
Total C. & P., 
Total C. v.... 
Total M. & K. 




Grand Total.., 47,116 $3,870,000 



Awarded German Helmet. 

Departments Included Under Head of ^'Miscellaneous'' 


General Superintendent, Maryland District 

General Superintendent, West Virginia District 

Cieneral Superintendent, Pittsburgh District , 

Superintendent of. Transportation. Pittsburgh, Pa , 

Timber Preservation, Green Spring 

Warehouses, Baltimore, Md 

Freight and Passenger Traffic (other than General Office 
Engineering Department (other than General Office). . . 

Valuation Department (other than General Office) 

Printing Shop — Mount Clare 

Telegraph Department 

Electrical Engineer (other than General Office) 

Police Department 

Martinsburg Shop and Tunnel Forces 

Signal Engineer (other than General Office) 



Per Cent. 



$ 3,150 














































First Departments **Over 
the Top'' 

HT the start of the Victory Loan 
Campaign, the editor of the 
Magazine requested all corre- 
spondents to send in brief para- 
graphs describing how the various divi- 
sions and departments reached their 
quota; or, if 100 per cent, was not reached, 
to report in bulletin form whatever note- 
worthy progress was made. 

The following is a summary of all infor- 
mation received at date of going to press. 
There are undoubtedly other office and 
road organizations whose good records 
should appear and do not because the 
facts are not at hand. Such organiza- 
tions will be properly credited in the next 
issue if the news is sent to the Magazine 
office by June 5. 

Pilot Engineer, Cleveland, Beats Gong 
But Wins the Race 

On April 25 subscription blanks were 
received in the office of J. H. Bowditch, 
pilot engineer at Cleveland, Ohio. In less 
than an hou^ every one in the office wore 
a blue button with a white *'V" and in 
less than a week every one on the payroll 
had subscribed. Then they began to sub- 
scribe over again. 

How did we do it? Well, we just got 
a going and couldn't stop. We fixed a 
goal and reached it, then fixed another 
and reached it. We suppose it was only 
natural for the single men to far outdo 
the married men, and presume they are 
looking forward to the time when, the 
* 'Victory Bonds" matured, they will enjoy 
the money loaned to Uncle Sam. — Amy 
A. Ford, Clerk to Pilot Engineer. 

April 28 

On this day, the first of the Victory 
Loan Campaign, the following depart- 
ments went "over the top" with 100 per 
cent, of their forces signed up as sub- 
scribers : 

Road Force of H. A. Lane, chief engi- 
neer, Baltimore. 

Force of C. W. Gorsuch, superintendent 
of transportation, Pittsburgh. 

Force of L. C. Curtis, corporate chief 
engineer, Baltimore. 

Force of M. K. Barnum, corporate 
mechanical engineer, Baltimore. 

And be it said with due modesty, but 
emphasis enough to make it known that 
we try to practice what we preach, the 
large editorial staff of the Magazine in 
Baltimore, consisting of six persons and 
comprising Multigraph, Library and 
Magazine (proper) departments, also 
got in their signed subscriptions on the 
first day. We thank you for your con- 

April 30 

Office force of J. H. Davis, electrical 
engineer, Baltimore. 

May 1 

Force of S. Ennes, general manager, 

May 3 

Force of E. A. Foos, coal agent, Balti- 

May 5 

The Police Department, Eastern Lines, 
went ''over the top" with 100 per cent, 
in the Victory Liberty Loan on May 5. 
Two hundred and fifty-five employes on 
our payroll subscribed $21,400, or a 
little more than $82.35 per man. 

S. M. Leonberger, patrolman, Balti- 
more Division, bought $1,150 worth of 
bonds, $700 cash and $450 partial pay- 
ment. H. A. Custer, watchman, Monon- 
gah Division, located at Grafton, bought 
a $1,000 cash bond. These two men are 
contending for the highest subscription 
in the Police Department of the Eastern 
Lines, and it is possible we may have 
further subscriptions from them. 

G. W. Hanway, captain of Police 
Department, Monongah Division, located 
at Grafton, bought a $500 bond, par- 
tial payment, and C. F. Frum roadman, 
working out of Pittsburgh, a $300 bond. 

The above mentioned are the highest 
subscriptions in this department. — H. L. 
Denton, General Superintendent Police. 





TO MAY 1, 1919 

Number ' 

of Sub- 

Per Cent. 





Staff and Miscellaneous 






General Office — Clerical 






General Office — Drafting 






Survey Department 






Architect Department 






Bridge Department 






Cost Engineer 






Real Estate Department 






Signal Department 






District Engineer, Baltimore 






District Engineer, Pittsburgh 






Total Departments 






Engineering — the First Large Department to Go Over 

May 6 

Office force of H. A. Lane, chief engi- 
neer, as shown on the accompanying 

May 8 

Roadmen of H. B. Dick, acting valua- 
tion engineer, Baltimore. 

Office of C. W. Galloway, federal 
manager, Baltimore. 

Office of J. J. Ekin, federal auditor, 

May 9 

Force of General Superintendent Kee- 
gan, Pittsburgh. 

May 10 

Forces of : 

General Superintendent, Maintenance 
of Equipment, Baltimore. 

General Storekeeper, Baltimore. 

General Claim Agent, Baltimore. 
Auditor Freight Claims, Baltimore. 
Auditor Passenger Receipts, Baltimore. 
Auditor of Revenue, Baltimore, 
Traveling Auditor, Baltimore. 
General Superintendent, Baltimore. 
Division Accountant, Baltimore. 
Coal Traffic Manager, Baltimore. 
General Master Mechanic, Camden. 

Auditor Coal and Coke Receipts Force 
Hurdled the Barrier this Way, May 10 

We are allowed but a few words to 
explain how the Victory Loan was "put 
over." If necessar>^, four would be enough 
for this office, and they, one hundred per 

There never was a doubt in our mind 
as to the view members of this office 
would take. None seem to fit the situa- 



tion so well as the poster of the man in 
overalls, with a smile on his face, saying, 
''Sure we'll finish the job." 

There was nothing spectacular about 
the campaign, for the simple reason that, 
with few exceptions, everybody considered 
it his or her patriotic duty to subscribe. 
This made the work of the committee 

It might be mentioned, however, that 
the ladies were the first over the top with 
one hundred per cent, on April 30. 

At this writing, several days before the 
close of the campaign, with the likelihood 
of substantially increasing our amount, 
we report — 

One hundred and twenty-five subscrib- 
ers — $9,650 — one hundred per cent. 

Messrs. Lutz, Williams, McHale and 
Limpert composed the office committee. 
— John Limpert, Correspondent. 

May 10 

How New York Terminals Did It 

Hip! Hip! Hurrah!! over the top we went, 
Hip! Hip! Hurrah!! that money is well lent, 

Eight and Forty States have pledged security, 
But Uncle Sam will refund in 1923. 

As usual, we did not let George do it. 
We delegated that job to ourselves. We 
have received one hundred per cent, sub- 
scription from our working forces at Pier 
22, North River, Pier 21, East River, 26th 
Street Station and the Wallabout Agency. 

Now for the doubling up. Watch us 
go to it. Detailed statements are not 
available, they are immaterial. We got 
the subscriptions. 

'^I can't do it," ''I got one too many 
now," have given away to "Sure I can do 

"What! let the Germans think that we 
are not in sympathy with the Govern- 

ment." So that is the way our drive has 
materialized. — P, Lucey, Correspondent, 
Pier 22, North River. 

This Poem Helped the Campaign 

A Voice From **Over There'* 

By Roy Schooley, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

I am the voice of your soldier boys, 

Who have left their homes and other joys, 

And taken up arms to make your fight, 

And free the world from the Kaiser's might; 

But when we come home we are going to say, 

"What were you doing while we were away?" 

W^e have given up jobs and what's best in life, 
A Mother, a Sweetheart, a Sister or Wife; 
And life itself, if so it must be, 
We'll give that too, to bring victory; 
But if we come home we are going to say: 
''What were you doing while we were away?" 

If death be our fate in the hell that we face, 
We'll meet it like men because X)f our Race, 
But our spirits and those who have died for the 

Will crowd 'round your bed in the dead of the 

And harrow your sleep and unceasingly say, 
"What were you doing while we were away?" 

And if you escape us in spirit or clay. 
We'll be waiting for slackers on God's Judg- 
ment Day, 

And before His bright throne the record will 

As they're writing it now in letters of greed. 
"When Humanity called," to the Great King 
we'll say: 

"These slackers did nothing while we were 

For the sake of Old Glory we all love so well, 
Whose bright stars are pointing the despot's 

You must fight for our rights though you stand 
in the rear, 

As we battle for yours at the front over here. 
Then when we come home we will greet you and 


"Thank God, you kept faith with us through 
the long day." 



I Self Confidence 

I Self confidence is the fuel under the boiler of business. When you have 
I the conviction in your own heart that you can, 

I you will. — Contributed, 

With the American Army of Occupation in Germany. An Indian Head inside a star— such as appears stenciled 
upon the door of the limousine at the right— is the identification mark of the American Second Division m the 
Army of Occupation in Germany. This choice of emblem is highly gratifying to Miss Tsiania of Oklahoma who 
appears in this snapshot from Neuwied. Germany, with Mrs. Hunting of the Y. M. C. A., and Major General 
John A. Lejeune, commander of the division. Miss Tsiania is a singer and entertainer. 

How the game of handlmg freight is going is recorded hour by hour upon the "cribbage board used by the 
American Army Service of Supplies in Gievres. France. At a glance the men in charge can tell the number and 
kind of car at each warehouse, whether or not the car is loaded and how many men are workmg in each detail. 


With the American Army of Occupation in Germany. The old castle on the hill of Cochem. Germany, . seen 
from across the waters of the Moselle. The castle's latest use is as headquarters for an American General in the 
Army of Occupation. 

A throng of Spartacans in the Wilhelmstrasse. Berlin, in front of the Chancellory, gathers to cheer fervid 
speakers who urge the overthrow of the Ebert Government. In the midst of the uproar a photographer of the 
U. S. Signal Corps snapped this study of facial expressions. 


Page the Doughnut Girl — 

And Do Your Bit Toward Her Campaign for Twelve Millions 

During Week May 19-26 

from the war is building new 
trenches against poverty and 
misery along the shadow lands 
which edge the tenement districts of the 
big cities. If you want to know the 
real tales of the city streets, it is the 
Girl with the Tambourine who can tell 
them to you. 

''Real People," the doughboy just back 
from France caUs the Salvation Army. 
He knows how this little band of mercy 
somehow accomplished the biggest thing 
in France and every time he sees a 
Salvation Army uniform he grins. It 

looks good to him to know that the 
Salvation Army is back on the job. 

In the simple direct way this organi- 
zation has carried on its work in the past 
— cooking, mending, caring for children, 
housing the homeless and befriending 
the friendless, it is out working now 
under a barrage of mercy salvaging the 
human wastage and misery of a big city. 

The Girl with the Tambourine knows 
the city. She has fought in the trenches 
of France and in the crooked wider ones 
that outline the streets of the tenement 
districts. She will tell you that the 
longest, bitterest, soul-consuming fight 

Salvation Army Officer Decorating Graves of American Heroes in France 




Little French children were not neglected by the Salvation Army Lassies who went to the front with 
our boys, and how they loved doughnuts I 

is the one she has to make for broken 
men and women and for friendless girls 
and little babes. 

''It is no use, your talking to me. I 
have made up my mind to sit here until 
I starve to death." 

The Girl with tho Tambourine reached 
over and grasped a pair of rigidly 
tautened hands. A girl just about her 
own age drew away from her and shrank 
back in a corne:- of a weather-beaten 
green bench in a park in New York City. 
Her hair, tangled and matted, hung 
forlornly over a bloodless face from 
which stared eyes dead with that pecu- 
liar dullness of long continued nerve 
strain which borders on insanity. 

An officer stepped up to the bench. 

''That girl has been sitting here for 
several days," he said. " I could not make 
her move. I don't believe she has left 
that bench in all this time. I have 
watched her in the early morning and 
late at night. She must be in some 
terrible trouble." 

The Girl with the Tambourine talked 
with the other girl and tried vainly to get 

her away from the bench, but ii was all 
of no avail. Half-crazed, she hung on 
the iron handle at the end of the seat 
and refused to move. She had decided 
she was going to starve to death and 
nothing else mattered. The adjutant 
finally threatened that she would be 
carried away by force if she did not 
come and at last the two of them went 
very slowly out along the path to the door 
of the Salvation Army Woman's Home 
and Hospital which faced the Httle park. 

It took weeks of kindness to win this 
girl's confidence and to uncover the tragic 
cause of her despondency. 

Commander Evangeline Booth knows 
what this kind of trench warfare means 
to the big city. "Now that you have it, 
what are you going to do with it — this 
wonderful success of yours?" The ques- 
tion is asked her every day and the an- 
swer is just as simple and direct as the 
service she represents. This is her own 
statement : 

"The Salvation Army did an old 
thing in an old way, that is all. We 
are going to continue to do for the world 



the thing we did while - working in the 
red glare of a war which riveted the at- 
tention of men upon one field of en- 

''In the past, the dank, unwholesome 
alleys of the slums and tenement dis- 
tricts of our big cities were our battle 
fronts, where poverty, hunger, tempta- 
tion and despair were the field marshals 
of the enemy. We faced then the far- 
flung line of danger personified by rum, 
want, despair and suffering. Recently 
in France we fought a different enemy 
on a picked field, but we carried on 
actually as we have been used to carry- 
ing on for a half century against a still 
more deadly and insidious enemy in 
communities where poor and despairing 
people are driven to tragic extremes." 

Commander Booth, with far seeing 
vision, is looking ahead to days of peace 
as a continuance of this age old warfare. 
Won't you help her by doing your bit 
in the big campaign for the twelve 

The writer, and he is an employe of 
the railroad, knows the Salvation Army. 
He knows it by its work, before the War 
and during it; by its workers, an army 
of God-fearing, sincere and unselfish 
folk whose calling is, perhaps, the noblest 
in the world. He knows that their 
religion is the Golden Rule, without 
creed or cant, their purpose the salva- 
tion of bodies and souls by going down 
into the muck, finding them and lifting 
them back into the sunshine. 

He has a letter on his desk from the 
most unselfish woman he knows, a 
Salvation "Army ''girl" in France. You 

have to read between the lines to dis- 
cover what. sacrifices she and 'her com- 
panions have made for the boys "Over 
There." All she speaks of is the pleasure 
of her work, ministering to others, and 
of how fine the Army boys were when, 
one night recently, she and her little 
group of workers were burned out of 
home and household effects. She told 
of the Colonel of Engineers on his way 
to the front for reconstruction work, 
and how he halted his regiment and, 
as she said, "as if by magic, built us a 
new home so that our work could go 
on unabated." She knew the reason he 
did it, but she didn't tell me. She didn't 
have to tell me — I knew. He did it 
because he and every other fellow who 
has been with the Army fairly worships 
the Girls of the Doughnuts with their 
other unpretentious but invaluable work. 

Knowing all these things, do you 
wonder that we dare to make this special 
plea to the generous readers of the Maga- 
zine to remember the Salvation Army 
in their campaign for twelve millions 
during the week of May 19-26. The 
passing of the Tambourine on the street 
corner will no longer be seen. That 
method of getting support has been 
abolished and the Army workers will try 
to get their budget in this big drive. 
Your community will be represented 
and you will have your chance. Surely 
we are with the workers of this splendid 
Army whose fight against all that is 
wrong never knows armistice. In no 
other way can our offerings get closer to 
suffering humanity nor nearer the feet 
of the Master. 

if ' il 

1 1 'Nuff Said jj 

( I P. G. Bopp, steel car builder, was the happie t man in Chillicothe 1 I 

I I shops one day during late January. A rivet he was cutting flew off and f I 

* I I struck his goggles, shattering the left glass, but without any injury to his f ( 

( i eye. "Phillip" believes in "SAFETY" and always wears goggles when f I 

I i doing work of this nature. f ( 

jl || 

and Marines ! 

Hold on to Your Government Insurance — 
It's Your One Best Bet 

By Benjamin M. Price 

Late Captain, Infantry, U. S. A. 

The one substantial material benefit which those who served in the Great War got from the 
Government was the privilege of taking out Government Insurance. For such persons of all 
classes {and that inclusive phrase is used advisedly) it is the 77tost valuable invest7)ient available 
today. The writer is carrying as much of this insurance as he can possibly afford and, because 
of his belief in it and his desire to persuade all Baltimore and Ohio Veterans of the War, old 
and young, to invest in it to the limit of their ability, he takes the liberty of adding this personal 
foreword to the article which follows. — Ed. 

FFICIAL announcement has now 
been made o^ the six permanent 
forms of Hfe insurance poHcies 
to be issued by the Government, 
viz.: Ordinary Life, Twenty-payment 
Life, Thirty-payment Life, Twenty-year 
Endowment, Thirty-year Endowment, 
and Endowmr^^nt maturing at age sixty- 
two. No directions as to converting the 
present term poHcies into the permanent 
forms, however, have yet been issued. 
It is, therefore, not so important at the 
present time to discuss and compare 
these six poHcies as to consider the advan- 
tages of hfe insurance in general and of the 
Government insurance in particular. Sam- 
ple rates at varying ages are, however, 
given at the bottom of the next page for the 
benefit of those who have not seen them. 

Life insurance is, of course, desirable. 
It is not a "gamble," but is a method of 
providing against the certain loss and 
expense that come with death and old 
age. Statistics show that of every one 
hundred healthy men twenty-five years 
old, thirty-six die before reaching the 
age of sixty-five, fifty-three become de- 
pendent upon relatives or charity before 
reaching sixty-five, six are still self-sup- 
porting, and only five are well off. In 
other words, practically nine out of ten 
people either die or become dependent on 

relatives or charity before reaching age 
sixty-five. Life insurance, therefore, re- 
moves the gambling element from life; it 
is the man who does not insure who is the 
gambler. * 

The life insurance offered by the Gov- 
ernment is the best available. In safety 
it cannot be surpassed. The forms are 
varied enough to meet all essential needs. 
The cost is considerably lower than the 
rates at which private companies are 
able to offer similar pohcies, as the Gov- 
ernment bears all administration costs 
and the whole disability cost, both of 
which have to be charged to the policy- 
holders by private insurance companies. 
Persons prominent in the life insurance 
world are enthusiastic about this Govern- 
ment insurance. For example, the secre- 
tary of one of the largest life insurance 
companies says: '^Of course, a life insur- 
ance company cannot grant insurance at 
less than cost, but the Government offers 
insurance to soldiers and sailors at less 
than it will cost the Government to grant 
that insurance. It is able to do this 
because all deficiencies can be made up 
out of the funds in the Treasury of the 
United States, and the Government is 
justified in this liberality in consideration 
of the fact that these soldiers and sailors 
have risked their hves, or have been wil- 




ling to risk their lives for the benefit of 
the nation. All this being so, it is ob- 
viously expedient for soldiers and sailors 
to take all the insurance offered by the 
Government at the low rate charged 
before seeking insurance in any private 

It is advisable that every soldier and 
sailor should retain the largest possible 
amount of the insurance which he has 
taken out with the Government. The 
full $10,000 allowed provides an income 
to the beneficiary of only $57.50 per 
month. This is not a large income con- 
sidering the level of prices that seems 
likely to prevail in the future. The less 
expensive forms of Government policies 
should be used, instead of sacrificing a 
part of insurance protection in order to 
obtain the more expensive forms in 
smaller amount. After a reduction has 
been made it is not possible to increase 
the amount of insurance. The less ex- 
pensive policies, however, may be 
changed to the more expensive kinds. 

A savings account cannot take the 
place of insurance, because death may 
intervene shortly after the account is 
started, or the money deposited may be 
withdrawn and wasted. 

The lesson of the terrible epidemic of 
influenza, with its sudden attacks and 
with a mortahty record not exceeded by 
battle losses, should not be forgotten. 
Nor are we yet beyond the danger — in- 
deed we are warned by medical author- . 
ities of recurrent waves of equal and per- 
haps greater intensity for some years to 
come. Those who intend to insure later 
may not be able to do so, but may be sud- 
denly overtaken by death in the midst of 
most hopeful activity. 

It is impossible to discuss in this short 
article the various new policies offered 
by the Government. We can only say 
that the largest possible amount of insur- 
ance should be taken. If a man's in- 
come is not limited, he might take a 
$10,000 Endowment policy maturing 
when he reaches old age, but if his income 
does not permit his taking such a polic}^, 
then he should take $10,000 of less expen- 
sive insurance rather than a smaller 
amount of the more expensive kind. If 
a man cannot afford a $10,000 Ordinary 
Life at present, he should take as much 
as possible at once, keeping the balance 
of the $10,000 in the form of term insur- 
ance, with the idea of later, at some time 
during the five-year period, converting 
the balance of his term insurance. The 
Ordinary Life poHcy has no real disadvan- 
tages — a man is not compelled to pay 
premiums all his life, because this policy 
has cash and paid-up surrender values of 
considerable value at old age, partic- 
ularly if the dividends on the pohcy are 
allowed to accumulate. In taking this 
policy a man gets the full worth of his 
money in savings and protection; he ac- 
cumulates less in savings than under an 
endowment policy merely because he is 
paying less in premiums. To one who 
has dependents, or may have dependents 
at some future time, protection is much 
more important than savings, and the 
maximum amount of protection is desir- 

Amount of Insurance Which a Man Should 

The man who carries as much life insur- 
ance as he can pay for, in addition to 
the other necessities of Hfe, will not be 

$1,000 Insurance 


Ordinary Life 

20-Payment Life 

20- Year Endowment 

30- Year Endowment 










35 years 




35.32 ; 

1 3.41 
i 3.51 

I 2.09 




carrying too much life insurance. Most 
men are not adequately insured. One 
reason for this is that they fail to recog- 
nize the fact that the proceeds of the 
policy should be regarded as capital to 
be invested so that the family may be per- 
manently supported by the income which 
it can be made to produce. For example, 
if the family will need after deceased's 
death $57.50 or more each month for its 
living expenses, then $10,000, the maxi- 
mum amount of insurance, should be con- 
tinued by the man under one of the new 
forms. If between $40.00 and $45.00 per 
month will be needed, he should keep at 
least $7,500 insurance; if between $25.00 
and $30.00 per month is needed, he should 
keep at least $5,000 insurance. Having 
decided upon the amount of insurance 
actually needed for the family's protec- 
tion, the kind of policy can best be 
determined by checking up the family 
budget and seeing how much money 
can be spared for the monthly insurance 

In decidhig what amount of insurance 
to take, it is not necessary to be confident 
of being able to carry the entire amount 
for an indefinite time. The amount of 
Government life insurance can be reduced 
at any' time, and if the policyholder can 
carry the larger amount for a few years 
and then is compelled to retrench, any 
$500 or multiple thereof may be discon- 
tinued, its cash or paid-up or extended 
insurance value taken, and the rest con- 
tinued. On the contrary, if too little 
insurance is now ^aken, it cannot be in- 
creased at all in the case of Government 
insurance, and cannot be purchased in 
private companies unless the soldier is in 
good health, and even then, only at a 
higher cost because of age and the higher 
cost of private insurance. 

Why Monthly Instalments to Beneficiary 

In all of the Endowment policies, if the 
insured is living at the date when the policy 
matures, he may draw the entire amount 
of insurance in one sum. In case of 
death, however, under any form of policy, 
the payments to the beneficiaries will be 
made in monthly instalments and not in 
one sum. In this way the beneficiary 

will not only receive more money, but will 
receive it in the safest and most business- 
like way. Thousands of widows, children, 
and aged parents have lost large sums of 
insurance in past years because of unwise 
investments and because of unscrupulous 
brokers. There has, therefore, been a ten- 
dency in recent years toward providing 
for monthly payments to beneficiaries. 
Many business men have put their insur- 
ance on a m'onthly income basis so that 
their dependents might not have to worry 
about these matters in which they have 
had little or no business experience. It is 
the safest and most scientific plan. 

It may be objected that the 240 instal- 
ments may not last throughout the life of 
the beneficiary; for example, if the bene- 
ficiary is fifty years old at the death of 
the insured, the instalments would cease 
at age seventy. To avoid this possibility 
the insured may request the substitution 
of an annuity for the 240 instalments. 
For example, in the supposed case, the 
beneficiary would receive $50.70 per 
month from the death of the insured until 
her own death even though she li"es until . 
age 100, receiving 600 instalments. If 
the insured has not requested the annuity 
plan, the beneficiary may, on the death 
of the insured, elect this monthly annuity 
plan. Whichever plan is chosen, if the 
beneficiary should die before all the 
money due under the terms of the policy 
has been paid, the balance is payable to 
the estate of the insured. 

Why a Man Without Dependents Should 

In view of the fact that our Army and 
Navy has been composed largely of young 
men, there will be many who will not see 
the need of continuing any Government 
insurance because they have no actual 
dependents at the present time. There 
are at least three reasons why these men 
should keep their insurance : 

(1) They may some day have depen- 
dents whom they would want to protect 
by insurance. -If they now drop the 
Government insurance they will not have 
the privilege of again securing it in future 
years. Moreover, they would in later 
years have to pay a higher premium at 



their advanced age, if indeed they should 
be healthy enough to obtain insurance 
from a private company. 

(2) All of the Government insurance 
poUcies provide for total and permanent 
disability benefits ; this means that should 
the insured at any time, regardless of his 
age, become totally and permanently dis- 
abled, through either disease or accident, 
he will hhnself receive for the remainder 
of his life, no matter how long he lives, the 
same instalments as would have been 
payable to his beneficiary on death. For 
example, with a $10,000 pohcy the policy- 
holder, if totally and permanently dis- 
abled through accident or disease, will 
receive S57.50 a month until his death. 
There is no additional charge made by the 
Government for these disability benefits. 
Moreover, these benefits hold throughout 
the lifetime of the insured and do not 

cease at age sixty or age sixty-five as in 
most life insurance policies. If the in- 
sured becomes totally or permanently 
disabled and receives the benefits of this 
insurance for a certain period and then 
dies, his beneficiary will receive the 
balance of the payments which would 
be due under the policy. 

(3) Under any of the new policies, he 
may save for his own use a considerable 
amount of mone}'. 

When the time for converting the 
present policies into the new permanent 
policies is announced by the Government, 
anyone desiring information or advice as 
to the new policies may go to the nearest 
Home Service Section of the Red Cross. 
In the meantime hold on to all the Govern- 
ment insurance you have. If it has lapsed, 
the Red Cross wdll advise you as to 
whether and how it can be reinstated. 


Government Insurance Holders— Read This 

j Recent newspaper notices published on the authority 

I of the Bureau of War Risk Insurance advise two important 

j things. First: that applications for the conversion of 

j term insurance policies issued during the War to the per- 

I manent forms outlined in the preceding article will be 

j received on or about June 1. Second: that persons who 

f have had the original policies and allowed them to lapse 

I are not necessarily disbarred from the conversion privi- 

I lege, but should, on the other hand, if they wish to have 

j their insurance reinstated, make application to the 

j Bureau for that purpose. 

j The news press will contain other notices relative to 

I this conversion privilege. The advantage of applying for 

I the new forms as soon as the Bureau authorizes the appli- 

f cations lies in the fact that the younger a person is when 

I he gets one of the new form policies, the lower the rate. 

I It will pay you to get your application in early. 


1- * 

Old Mount Royal Welcomes Boys of 117th 
Trench Mortar Battery 

She Bade Them "Farewell" Over Nineteen 

Months Ago 

rp\\^ SATURDAY afternoon, April 
I vJ J 26, Mt. Royal Station packed 
more happiness within its spacious 
setting than ever before in its 
history. It was the occasion of Balti- 
more's welcome to its first returning 
soldiers, the 117th Trench Mortar Bat- 
tery and the University of Maryland 
Hospital Unit, And what a welcome! 

At one thirty o'clock, fully an hour 
before the train was due, the station it- 
self, the vehicle plaza and the grass 
terraces were packed. A good looking 
crowd it was, bedecked in their finest to 
greet their veterans of nineteen months' 
fighting in France. It was orderl}^, too, 
and readily gave way to the sweep of the 
police ropes as they were squared off in 
front of the station entrance to make 
space for the parade formation, until — 

The train was on time. The boys 
jumped off and were quickly formed, 
while frantic men, women and children 
pressed against the iron grating separat- 
ing platform from tracks. 

'^Ach, Benny!" Thus sobbed a little 
gray bearded Hebrew as he gripped a 
lad's shoulders through the iron paling 
and pressed his lips to his own. 

Then that dear mite of a mother, with 
precious baby ' in her arms. She was 
backed up in a corner, out of the way of 
the crowd, and crying as if her heai . would 
break. ''He's there, my darling. Dad- 
dy hasn't seen my precious baby, but 
he'll be here in a minute and then he'll 
never leave us again." And she buried 
her face in the snowy neck of the little 
one and tried to laugh through the tears. 

''There's 'Eddie'! Hello-o-o, 'Eddie'! 

•HOME" — After eighteen months in the trenches 



When police lines gave way to stronger embraces 

Oh, why doesn't he look? Can't he see 
me? Why don't they let us through?" 

These and a thousand other shnilar 
greetings to tw^o hundred ' 'Eddies" and 
''Bills" and "Bobs" and "Joes," were flung 
through the grating at the smiling heroes. 
Then a w^ay was cleared at the north end 
of the station and to the tune of "The 
Stars and Stripes Forever," the tw^o con- 
tingents were marched out into the plaza. 
Meantime that fraction of the crowd 
which had rushed through the station 
to get the first peek at the detraining 
men, rushed back again. And still ihv. 
]:)olice lines held. 

"Platoons, Right Turn; March!" 

The soldiers knew what the command 
was to be, for in the mad cheering they 
never could have heard it. They wheeled 
to the right, and the front rank men, with 
heads up and joy in their faces, began 
their short march past the throngs of 

In a moment the complete colunm was 
formed and, at that instant and for just 
an instant, when practically every person 
in the crowd could for the first time see 
every bronzed face in the ranks, the 
frantic cheers were hushc^d by the wonder 
of it all. A trained ear could have caught 
the tramp of heavy shoes above the sub- 
dued murmur of thousands of souls feel- 
ing the sanu^ wonderful thing. It was 

the crowd's perfect tribute of silence. 
And then it happened — 

One mother saw her boy and, with a 
delighted cry, rushed through the lines, 
across the brick paved plaza ,and in a 
moment had locked him in her arms. 
She kindled the spark they all were wait- 
ing for, and it was one mad rush as the 
crowd surged dow^n the terraces to em- 
brace their loved ones. The khaki was 
lost in the riot of ribbons and banners 
and gay hats and cloaks. The parade 
had given way to family reunions, with 
laughter and crying, kissing and hugging. 
The pent up feelings of months of anxious 
watching and w^aiting and praying at 
last had found expression in the super- 
abundant happiness of that wonderful 

It was hard enough for a mere specta- 
tor, with no kin among the boys, to keep 
that lump down in his throat. Little 
wonder then that father and son forgot 
to shake hands, but locked arms and 
kissed each other with all the abandon 
and wholeheartedness of women. That 
mothers cried hysterically as they looked 
into the glistening eyes of those boys who 
meant so much to them. That officers 
were so swept away with the magnificent 
spontaneity and tenseness of the thing 
that they were resigned to the upsetting 
of the formation which had been planned 



for the address of Governor Harrington. 
He, by the way, rightly sensed the spirit 
of the occasion. He saw that it was no 
time for a formal address and his few 
words of welcome expressed the sentiment 
of every one when he concluded: ^'I 
would rather be one of you, back home 
from your glorious achievement for your 
country, than to hold my own high and 
honorable office. Boys, we welcome you 
with full hearts." 

The splendid women of the Red Cross 
measured up to the occasion, as they al- 
ways do. They had lunches fit for the 
heroes and the heroes ate like regular 
fellows — that is, whenever their wor- 
shipping circles of relatives and friends 
would let them. 

There was one family party in parti- 
cular. It occupied a double row of seats 
in the station, with a group three deep 
completely surrounding them. The sol- 
dier was in the middle seat, punishing 
sandwiches and cake and ice cream, but 
managing to give a spoonfull of the latter 
every now and then to each of six tots 
who stood as close to him as they possibly 
could and simply gazed in wonder. His 
mother was in the seat on his right with 
her arm about him. Her kisses were 
frequent and regular — she just couldn't 
help it. A sister, with tiny babe in arms, 
was in the seat on the other side and the 

baby might just as well have been home 
for all the attention it got. The other 
seats on the row held more women with 
babies and the row behind was filled 
with other women whose respectful dis- 
tance from the hero made us think they 
were his admiring neighbors. Well — 
''Johnny" must have been a model boy 
before he became a soldier! 

And the girls! Six of them, right be- 
hind the little tots in front, smiled on 
''Johnny" and on each other and the 
world in general. Of course, one was the 
girl. She couldn't very well squeeze in 
between her hero and his sister or mother, 
so she stood right in front of him. And 
everytime he looked up, or to the right, 
or to the left, which he naturally did very 
often, she beamed on him and he on her. 

When the whistle blew for the boys 
to entrain for Camp Meade we were 
still watching this fascinating group. 
"Johnny" seemed in no hurry to leave. 
Who would in his case? Such hero 
worship is not for long. Reluctantly, 
however, he finally got up. First the 
mother hugged and kissed him, then the 
sister. Then the babies were ^ rought 
up for the great occasion and he honored 
them with whole hearted smacks — he 
seemed to enjoy it. The girls — well, he 
didn't kiss them, but he did kiss the 
neighbors and their children, and then 

The riderless horses in the parade told their own story of the lads who were lost 


THE Baltimore and ohio employes magazine 

he kissed the men. We forgot to mention 
the men, who formed the last rows, but 
finally got close enough to do their oscu- 
latory bit, too. Then this heart-breaker 
started all over again, kissing right and 
left, promiscuously and fervently, until 
the clang of the engine bell started him 
scurrying toward the door, his body 
guard following hard by. The mother 
was still on his right, but th'e little lady 
in blue had found his left arm where the 

sister had been. Perhaps her baby was 
crying by that time, but if she was, it 
must have been tears of joy. 

Yes, it was a great day for old Mt. 
Royal and the boys and girls and all the 
rest of that happy throng. It was the 
experience of a life time to be able to 
see it and when the boys come back to 
YOUR town, you will miss half your life 
if you don't get out to help and to enjoy 
that big welcome home. 

Statement of employes who have been honorably retired during the month of April, 1919, and 
to whom pensions have been granted : 






Barbee, Hugh S 

Fitzgerald, Patrick J 

Fry, Frank 

Hooper, John H 

Kelly, John W 

Knorr, Joseph 

McKewin, Hugh W. . 

Page, Jeremiah 

Shahan, Albert 

Sullivan, Patrick M. 
Toney, John F 




Train Baggageman . 



Ticket Agent 

Crossing Watchman, 


Passenger Agent. . . . 

C. T 

C. T 

C. T 

C. T 

C. T 

M. P 

C. T 

C. T 

C. T 

M. P 






Cleveland. . . 




The payments to pensioned employes constitute a special roll, contributed by the Company. 

During the calendar year of 1918, $322,188.20 was paid out through the Pension Feature to 
those who had been honorably retired. 

The total payments since the inauguration of the Pension Feature on October 1, 1884, amount to 

The following employes, after serving the Company faithfully for a number of years, have died; 







Crossing Watchman. . 



C. T.. 
C.T.. . 
C. T 
M. of W. 



Main Line 

Mar. 9,1919.. 
Apr. 3, 1919. . 
Apr. 5, 1919. . 
Apr. 20, 1919. . 


Regan, William 

Lantz, Reuben 

Hilleary, William A 

The Duplex Stoker 

New Style Used on United States. Standard Mikado Type 
Locomotives Has Important Changes in 
Construction and Operation 


OHE United States Standard Mi- 
kado Type Locomotives received 
by the Baltimore and Ohio and 
numbered in the 4500 series, are 
equipped with a new style of mechanical 
stoker known as the Type ''D" Duplex. 
This is so different in construction and 
operation from the stokers heretofore in 
use that a brief description will be of gen- 
eral interest to the readers of the Em- 
ployes Magazine. 

The operation of the Duplex Stoker and 
the travel of the coal, as illustrated by 
numbers in Fig^ure 1 is about as follows: 
The shovel sheet is provided with an 
opening 18 inches wide, extending from 
the coal gates to the slope sheet of the 
tank. The opening is covered by slides 
each measuring about 20 inches in length. 
After passing through this opening to the 
trough (1) beneath, the coal is conveyed 
by the helicoid conveyor screw (2) 
through the crushing zone (4) — where the 
coal forced against the crusher plate by 
the screw is broken to a suitable size — to 
the transfer hopper (9), where it is di- 
vided, equally or unequally, according to 
the position of the dividing rib (18), be- 
tween the two elevators (10) and (19). 
In these elevator casings are elevator 
screws (11), which elevate the coal and 
drop it into tubes fitted into elbows (16) 
and (17), which tubes extend through 
holes in the back-head on each side of the 
firedoor. Constant steam jets in the 
elbows blow the coal through the tubes 
above mentioned, which are fitted with 
distributors (11 and 12), located on the 

inside of the firebox. These distributors 
deflect and spread the coal over the entire 
surface of the fire. 

The elevating screws are driven by 
gears which mesh with a rack recipro- 
cated by the driving engine (5), and the 
conveyor screw is driven by a driving 
shaft (26), also meshed into this rack, 
secured along the side of the trough and 
geared at 32. 

Method of Operation 

In firing with the stoker the practice is 
to build up a light even fire by hand and 
get up full steam pressure before leaving 
a terminal, and not bring the stoker into 
use until the locomotive is working steam. 
The fireman then opens distributor jets 
and starts driving engine as per instruc- 
tions given on page 31 of this article; 
then opens first coal slide plate over con- 
veyor trough, which starts the dehvery 
of the coal to the fire box. 

The screw conveyor is designed to fur- 
nish the amount of coal required under 
average conditions with stoker engine 
running at or below medium speed. 

As this stoker is of positive feed 
throughout, the physical condition of the 
coal is not changed except when too large, 
and it will take wet coal just as easily as 
dry. This moisture is desirable, espec- 
ially when the percentage of slack is large, 
and an arrangement has been made for 
dampening the coal when necessary by a 
connection between the steam exhaust 
of the driving engine and the Transfer 

Duplex Stoker, Type "D" 

1 Conveyor Trough 

2 Conveyor Screw 

3 Angle Ring 

4 Crusher Plate 

5 Driving Engine Reverse Head 

6 Driving Engine Cylinder 

7 Driving Engine Auxiliary Valve 

8 Piston Rod 

9 Transfer Hopper 

10 Left Elevator Casing 

11 Elevator Screw 

12 End of Elevator Driving Shaft 

13 Elevator Shifter 

14 Elevator Drive and Reverse 

15 Distributor Tubes 

16 Left Dist rilMitor Elbow 

17 Right Distributing Elbow 

18 Dividing Rib 

19 Right Elevator Casing 

20 Oil Box 

21 Conveyor Drive and Reverse Lever 

22 Conveyor Driving Shaft Bearing Oil Cups 

23 Rack Housing 

24 Rack 

25 Conveyor Drive and Reverse 

26 Conveyor Flexible Connection Sleeve 

27 Conveyor Flexible Connection Shaft 

28 Conveyor Slide Support Roller 

29 Conveyor Slide Support 

30 Conveyor Gear Casmg 

31 Conveyor Scre\y Gear 

32 CoJivcyor Driving Shaft (Icmi' 




When the first of the shde plates is 
l)ulled forward the coal, falhng through 
to the conveyor l^eneath, is carried by the 
heavy cast steel conveyor screw through 
the crushing zone at the forward end of 
the trough. Through this zone the slack 
and coal of a size suitable for efficient 
firing passes in a loose and free state with- 
out being crushed, while the large coal is 
broken and reduced to the best size for 
efficient firing. After passing through 
this zone the coal is delivered to the trans- 
fer hopper beneath the cab deck, where 
it is divided, equally or unequally, accord- 
ing to the position of the dividing rib, 
between the right and left elevators and 
dropped into distributor elbows. Into 
these elbows are fitted distributor tubes 
which extend through the openings in the 
back-head on each side of the fire door, 
the distributor portion of each tube being 
located on the inside of the firebox over 
the grate area. 

The distribution of coal over the grate 
area is accomplished by means of a low 
pressure constant steam jet located in the 
back and bottom portion of each distri- 
butor elbow. The pressure of the steam 
supplying the right and left jets is re- 
duced from boiler pressure by throttling 
it through half j.nch globe valves, and this 
reduced pressure is indicated by a steam 
gage connected to each jet line between 
globe valve in that line and elbow jet 
nozzle. The pressure of steam at these 
jets under working conditions varies from 
ten to twenty-five pounds. Interposed 
between the jet valves and the main 
steam fine is a three-quarter inch globe 
valve, by which the steam may be cut off 
from the jet main line without distribut- 
ing the setting of the jet valves. 

The distribution of coal over the grate 
area is regulated by varying the pressure 
of the elbow jets, as indicated by its 
individual pointer on steam gage fastened 
to the back-head in full view of the fire- 
man. The distributors have deflecting 
ribs especiall}^ designed for their function 
of spreading the coal, and this variation 
of jet pressure effects sufficient flexibility 
in firing different areas of the grate. The 
distribution overlaps as between the two 
areas or zones fired from the two elbows, 
which overlapping insures ample coal 

])eing supplied to center of firebox in heav- 
ier combustion area. By increasing the 
jet pressure on the right or left side more 
coal will be carried to the flues on that 
side, or by decreasing the jet pressure less 
coal will be carried to the flues and more 
to the middle and back portion of the 
grate area on that particular side. 

The deflecting ribs on the distributors, 
place some of the slack coal in right and 
left back corners of firebox. The fireman 
can direct more or less coal to each side 
of the firebox by changing position of the 
dividing rib by moving regulating lever 
to either side. 

By means of the elevator reverses and 
conveyor reverse, which as hereinafter 
described are an arrangement of ratchets 
and pawls, the two elevator screws and 
conveyor screw turn in one direction only, 
and coal is therefore conveyed and ele- 
vated only on the forward stroke of the 

The sliding plates at the bottom of the 
tank are located so that there will be a 
supply of coal at all times on top of the 

As coal is used from tender so thi it no 
longer flows freely through flrst slide 
opening, then fireman opens next slide 
and so on until supply is again taken at 
coal chute, when slides are all pushed 
back and first slide opening used as in 
starting out. 

With the distribution as described, a 
level, light fire can be carried by fireman 
and perfect combustion secured. This 
level thin fire usually results in the fire- 
box temperature being four or five hun- ' 
dred degrees higher than with hand firing. 

Driving Engine 

The driving engine consists of a cylin- 
der of eleven inch bore and a stroke of 
seventeen and three-quarter inches, with 
piston and reverse head, and is lubricated 
by tap on main lubricator. It is operated 
by steam taken from the locomotive tur- 
ret reduced in pressure by throttling 
through a one-half inch globe valve. 
The pressure of the steam used by this 
engine varies from eight to eighty pounds, 
according to the work required by the 
quality and size of the coal, and its pres- 
sure is indicated by a special driving 



engine steam gage on back-head of the 
locomotive connected in this line between 
globe valve and cjdinder. In normal 
operation, the piston has a power stroke 
in one direction only, that is when the 
piston is traveling in toward the center 
line of the locomotive and the entire 
stoker mechanism is in normal operation, 
since on the return stroke of the piston 
the conveying mechanism is stationary; 
but when any one or all of the three 
screws — two elevator and one conveyor — 
are reversed by means of their individual 
reverse mechanisms, the return stroke of 
the piston becomes temporarily a power 
stroke. By this it can be seen that only 
a very small percentage of the full boiler 
pressure is required for the return stroke 
except when the reversing of any of the 
screws is necessary. 

The operation of this cylinder is con- 
trolled by a reverse head — to which it is 
connected by proper ports and passages — 
almost identical with the reverse head 
used on the Westinghouse eleven-inch air 
pump, although not interchangeable. 
The piston rod in this cyHnder is screwed 
into the rack, or stoker main drive, here- 
inafter described. The reverse head is 
bolted on the outer end of the driving 
engine cylinder and the ports leading 
from the end of the cylinder are so ar- 
ranged that in case of a sudden stroke 
due to a clog the piston entraps a small 
percentage of the steam at either end and 
forms a cushion, preventing the breaking 
of the piston or knocking off the reverse 

The reverse head is operated by means 
of a small reverse rod which operates in 
the hollow piston rod, in a manner identi- 
cal with the rod used on Westinghouse 
air pumps. 

In case the stoker })ecomes clogged on 
any foreign material, or it is desired to 
reverse it for any reason, the operating 
rod located on the back-head of the loco- 
motive boiler, if the piston is making a 
power stroke, is moved to its lower posi- 
tion, and if the piston is making a return 
stroke, to its upper position. This moves 
a small valve in the auxiliary head bolted 
to the reverse head, so that the reverse 
head valve throws steam into the oppo- 
site end of cyHndcM- and causes the piston 

to change its direction. The return of 
the operating rod handle to a central 
position causes the driving engine to 
resume its normal operation. 

It is always necessary to reverse the 
driving engine whenever a clog occurs 
and it is desired to reverse either of the 
elevator screws or the conveyor screw. 
The reason for this is that in case of a clog 
the pawls in the elevator or conveyor 
screw reverses are held so tightly against 
the ratchet wheels that it is impossible to 
lift them from the teeth unless the pres- 
sure is relieved by reversing the driving 

Unlike the ordinary high speed engine, 
there is in this driving engine an enor- 
mous reserve power, which is absolutely 
necessary for the work to be performed, 
i. e., the crushing of coal with its varying 
physical properties. With the low steam 
pressure needed by this engine for normal 
operation, and the great difference be- 
tween it and the main steam line pressure, 
it can be seen that when the task to be 
performed increases it is merely a ques- 
tion of the steam pressure building up in 
the cylinder to the point required tor that 

Coal Distribution in Firebox 

The distribution of coal is regulated by 
two separate attachments as follows: 

1. Steam jets in elevator elbows. 

2. Dividing rib in transfer hopper. 
The steam jets fitted into the elevator 

elbows blow the coal over the grate area 
and are regulated according to the quality 
of coal. For coarse coal it requires about 
18 pounds of steam, and for slack about 
9 pounds of steam, on these jets to get an 
even distribution. The coarser the coal 
the more steam, and the finer the slack 
the less steam will be required. If, after 
running some distance, it is found that 
too much coal is going to the flues, the 
steam pressure on the elbow jets should 
be reduced, and if not enough is going 
to the flues, it should be increased. 

The dividing rib in starting out should 
be in the center of the transfer hopper. 
If it is found that too much coal is feeding 
to the right side of the firebox, the divid- 
ing rib sliouhl 1)0 t in ned to the right, and 
if too miH'li is fcHuhng to the left, the divid- 
ing l ib should be turned to the left. 



View of Crushing Zone in Conveyor 

The amount of coal distributed over 
the firebox is regulated by the speed of the 
driving engine and the plates over the 
trough in the tender. To vary the 
amount of coal, the steam pressure should 
be increased or decreased by regulating 
the controller. When it is seen that not 
enough coal is feeding into the trough 
another slide over the trough should be 
pulled back/'- 

Instructions for Operation of Type 
**D** Duplex Stoker 

Build up a light, even fire by hand and 
have full steam pressure before leaving 
terminal. Do not use the stoker to build 
up fire at terminal. 

To Start and Operate Stoker 

First, open main valve No. 1* at steam 
turret. Valve No. 2 is then opened 
(valve No. 2 is not used in stoker steam 
line on U. S. Standard locomotives). 
Next, open valve No. 3, which allows the 
steam to flow to the distributor jet line. 
Valves Nos. 4 and 5 which regulate the 
steam pressure on the jets should always 
be left set. Therefore, in starting stoker 
these valves are already open at about 
the right pressure (8 to 20 pounds) . 

Always sef that steam is blowing 
through the jets before starting 
stoker engine. 

*A11 numbers refer to the chart shown on page 28. 

To Start the Stoker Engine 

Place the operating lever No. 10 in cen- 
tral or running position. Place conveyor 
reversing lever No. 12 in forward posi- 
tion. Open valve No. 6, which allows the 
steam to pass to the operating ^^alve of 
the stoker engine and starts stoker run- 
ning. Valve No. 7 should be kept closed 
except in case of a hard lump to crush; 
then it is opened to increase rapidly steam 
pressure in stoker cylinder. As soon as 
the heavy duty crushing is performed, 
valve No. 7 should again be closed and 
stoker operated with steam through valve 
No. 6. 

In starting stoker see that valve No. 8 
to the exhaust line is open. Valve No. 9 
to the transfer hopper should be kept 
closed except when it is desired to moisten 
the coal with exhaust steam. 

In starting stoker see that the lubrica- 
tor to the stoker engine is feeding 

Open the first slide plate in the tank by 
pulling it ahead with a hook. This al- 
lows coal to feed into stoker conveyor. 
Slide plate should not be openod full 
length but just far enough to feed coal at 
the proper rate to conveyor. Using lump 
coal it is necessary to open slide plate 
wider than with slack coal. With slack 
slide plate opened about half way gives 
ample space for coal to feed through. 



The stoker should be run slowly, at 
first, just feeding sufficient coal to supply 
fire for the work being done by the loco- 
motive. On extra light runs the stoker 
will frequently have to be shut off part of 
the time. 

Do not feed too much coal — carry a light 
fire. In firing with the stoker fire should 
be carried considerably fighter than in 

To Reverse Conveyor Screw in Tank 

Raise handle No. 10 on operating rod 
on boiler head to bottom position. 

Move screw conveyor reverse lever No. 
12 back to rear or reverse position. 

Lower handle No. 10 on operating rod 
to center position. 

This reverses screw in the tank. 

To Stop Conveyor Screw in Tank 

Place conveyor reversing lever No. 12 
in center position. (If reversing lever 
No. 12 does not move freely, proceed as 
in paragraph above before attempting to 
move lever.) 

To Reverse Right or Left Elevator Screw 

Raise elevator pawl shifter No. 26 on 
top of vertical shaft to upper position. 
(Stop conveyor screw before reversing 
elevator screws or stoker will be jammed ^ 
with coal.) 

Sliowinc Duplex Stoker lnsl.'illc(l im l.oi oiikjIivc and rosiliiMi ol i;icvalor C.-isings with Reference to FirtHloo 



To Stop Right or Left Elevator Screw 

Raise elevator pawl shifter No. 26 on 
top oif elevator to middle position. (Stop 
conveyor before stopping elevators or 
stoker will be jammed with coal.) 

To Locate Clogs 

In case stoker stalls due to iron, slate 
or other foreign matter getting into the 
stoker machinery: 

First, shut off pressure to stoker engine 
cylinder by closing valve No. 6. Second, 
move operating valve lever No. 10 to its 
highest position. Third, place tender 
conveyor reverse lever No. 12 in center 
position. Fourth, place right elevator 
pawl shifter No. 26 in neutral position. 
Fifth, raise operating valve lever No. 10 
to center position. Sixth, open stoker 
valve No. 6 sufficient to run left elevator 
to ascertain whether obstruction is in left 
elevator. If left elevator operates cut 
in right elevator by lowering pawl shifter 
No. 26, without increasing steam pres- 
sure. If stoker stops, obstruction is in 
right elevator; if it operates, obstruction 
is in tank conveyor. 

To Remove Clogs 

The clogs in the upright elevators 
usually occur- at the bottom of the eleva- 
tor casing doors, catching between the 
flight of the conveyor and the bottom of 
the door. 

To remove these clogs, I'aise the door 
in the engine deck and the obstruction 
can usually be seen and removed. How- 
ever, if it is in the elevator, reverse the 
elevator screw in the manner described 
above, forcing the obstruction back down 
into the transfer hopper. In case the 
obstruction is not located at this point, 
it may be a small mine spike which has 
gotten above this point; in that case, re- 
move the nut at the top of the elevator 
casing door and remove the door when 
the obstruction can be located and 

The clog in the tank conveyor will 
usually be found in the crusher zone. To 
remove a clog at this point, reverse the 
tank conveyor screw in the manner de- 
scribed above, forcing the obstruction out 
of the crusher when it can be removed 
from the trough. 



1 . Put one quarter pint of engine oil in 
cup No. 24 to right of fire door and oil at 

' 2. Put one eighth pint of engine oil in 
right and left elevator casings Nos. 13 
and 14. This can be done by lifting pawl 
shifter No. 26 on top of elevator head 

3. Oil small holes No. 27 in elevator 
drive and reverse casings where elevator 
drive and reverse rotates. 

4. Fill oil box No. 15 under deck plate 
on right side of right elevator casing, and 
oil every two or three hours. 

5. Slide support and gear casing bear- 
ings are oiled by cups Nos. 19 and 21 
under door in cab deck. 

6. Universal joints, Nos. 18 and 20, 
slip joints No. 28 and conveyor support 
rollers should be oiled once a day. 

7. Stoker driving engine cylinder 
should be fed two or three drops of oil a 
minute from stoker lubricator in cab, 
through lubricator pipe No. 11. 

General Suggestions 

See that fire is clean and in good condi- 
tion before leaving terminal. 

Build up a good fire with shovel. 

Do not feed iron, rock, slate, wood or 
waste through the conveyor. 

When train is standing on siding shut 
stoker off. 

In cold weather see that drain cocks on 
driving engine cy finder are open. 

Close the tank slide openings before 
taking coal on tender. 

Duties of Fireman on Arrival 
at Terminals 

Before leaving stoker engine on fire 
track see that slides in tank are closed. 

When nearing terminal, after closing 
slide plates, driving engine should oe run 
long enough to remove all the co?il from 

Before giving up engine, place con- 
veyor reversing lever in center or neutral 
position and run vertical screws to empty 
elevator pipes. 



Close throttle valve No. 6 and steam 
jet line valve No. 3 tight, leaving No. 4 
and No. 5 set. 

It is good practice to close valves No. 
1 and No. 2. 

Roundhouse Inspection 

It should be the duty of the stoker 
inspector in the roundhouse or at the fire 
track, to start up the stoker engine and 
note the general condition of the machine, 
paying particular attention to the follow- 

See that conveyor trough and elevators 
are free from coal. 

See that the distributors are not burned 
off or are not too low; if burned off, renew 
them; if too low, raise them. 

See that steam jets are blowing freely. 
If not, disconnect pipe and remove nozzle 
from elbow, and run a wire through to see 
that the holes are cleaned. 

See that driving engine will reverse 
properly by using the operating rod on 
the back-head of the locomotive boiler. 

See that left and right elevator and 
conveyor drives and reverses will perform 
their function in neutral, drive and re- 
verse positions. If there is a knock in 

the reverse take off the cover and see if 
the springs and pawls are all in proper 

If any of the pawl springs are worn out 
replace them. 

Inspect the conveyor driving shaft and 
see that the gear casing at rear end of 
trough is filled with soft grease. 

Taking Coal 

Close the tank opening with the slide 
cover plates coaling the tender. 


1. Don't leave the tank openings un- 
covered when coaling the tender. 

2. Don't let coal stand in the conveyor 
trough between trips. 

3. Don't allow coal to accumulate in 
the tank cutout and become packed 
around the outside of the conveyor 
trough. This will break the trough when 
the locomotive is rounding a curve. 

4. Never place a hand or foot in the 
trough while stoker is in motion. 

5. Don't run the stoker without dis- 
tributors. The distributors are designed 
to spread and save coal. Leaving them 
off means unnecessary waste of coal. 


Did Jack Frost Nip Your Victory Garden? 

He did mine — all except the onions — which were strong enough to pull 
through! But if Jack Frost was inconsiderate, that extra hour of dusk before 
supper is going to more than make up for him. 

The evening meal tastes so much better now after a session with the fork 
and rake, rooting out those poor blighted beets and carrots, beans and radishes, 
and putting new seed in their places. Looks as if my Spring vegetables won't 
arrive until Summer, but they'll be there just the same. 

Do you know that this year we have to ship millions of tons more of food 
abroad to starving peoples than ever before ? It's a fact, and Hoover .says 
if they don't get food, the world will get Bolshevism. 

It isn't hard for me to make my choice, especially with vegetables higher 
in price than ever before. Me for that pleasant hour before dusk in the garden, 
with a keener appetite and a good work-out for health's sake. Then what I 
do may help oil the wheels of the world's badly creaking machinery and keep 
'a few kiddies from going hungry. 

Are you with me ? 

An Employe. 









Found in the Noise 

By John Newman 

Terminal Timekeeper, Pier 22, New York 

H RAVELING my ''daily tour of 
duty," as the Railroad Adminis- 
tration calls it, between home 
and office and vice versa, I oc- 
cupy myself reading the papers. Ordi- 
narily I am conscious only of an all per- 
vading Noise, something droning, buzz- 
ing and sleep-inviting, punctuated now 
and then by a kick on my shins, a stab 
in the ribs or a knockdown to my derby, 
to all of which inconsiderations I pay 
only small attention, having become ac- 
customed to them during the eighteen 
years that I have slept in Brooklyn. 

Ordinarily so. But one day recently 
I forgot my newspapers, and out of the 
chaotic chorus certain sounds detached 
themselves, and like wireless messages, 
picked up haphazard by instruments at- 
tuned to t,^e requisite pitch, I received 
them without listening. As they furnish 
a sort of comment on the times we live in, 
I wish to immortalize some of them in 
our Employes Magazine. 

Message 1: " and butter ninety 

cents der pfund and eyer seventy cents 
der dutzen, I should buy noch Liberty 
bonds. Oy! was I a millionear al- 
ready? The misses wants a new hat 
and the children needs shoes. Have / 
got a new hat? Not in seven years — 
look at it.' Zadie's piano lessons cost 
five dollars each. What to do, I ask 

you, Shimmel " 

Message 2: what do you mean 

— go thru you?" 

''I mean that you'd better try to cir- 
cumnavigate my person instead of tun- 
nelling through it, if you want to keep your 
nose the same shade of red that it is now. " 

''Don't get peevish — my nose can't be 
red. I only drink white wine." 
"And alcohol " 

That explains why you 

-Izzy, put that 

"Alcohol, eh. 
like to chew me- 

Message 3 : 
candy in your pocket and lick your fin- 
gers clean; don't you see that you are 
making marks on that gentleman's 
pants " 

Message 4: " an you oughta see 

him now, Joe! — bigga, stronga, fina boy! 
Solamagun! He go soldier smalla fella 
— no weigh much, — arm lika that-a, — no 
mucha good. Madre she cry: 'Dio, 
Dio, they killa my boy; 'Seppe, 'Seppe, 
I no see you no more, my poora bambino. ' 
Corpo di Bacco, Joe, you oughta see him 
now, — stronga lika bulla, — arm lika that-a 
— gotta fina job-a now, pull-a da truck-a 
onB. &0. Pier 22 " 

Message 5: " Did she say that? 

Her husband pays income tax! And 
she coming to me every once in a while 
to borrow a quarter or a dime, to get 
'milk for the baby,' you know (with 
suds on it, I think). And she borrowed 
my aluminum riceboiler and brought it 
back with a dent in the handle, and " 

Message 6: " cluck, cluck, cluck 

— he-ha-ha-haee — isn't that just awful? 
And then he said, 'Mame', says he, 'some- 
thing is droppin' off'n you.' Gee, it was 

my garter and I almost died !" 

(Chorus) "Aint that fierce, cluck, cluck, 
cluck, &c." 

Message 7 : 

-say mister, will 

you train that gun of yours down when 
you sneeze. I don't mind the back of 
my coat so much, but don't spray my 
ears and collar " 

Message 8: " stop that, Harry, 

somebody might know us " 

Then the conductor called out: "All 
out for -teenth avenoo, " which is my cue 
to exit. 


William F. Ottman 

Representative Employe of the Ohio Division 

In the issue of April, 1916, we started in the Magazine the series of portraits, "Represen- 
tative Employes of the Railroad," the picture of the employe being on the left page and the brief 
tribute to him, on the right. The following sketch is the second in a new series and will be 
followed by other similar sketches until each division has had its representative appear. The 
selection of one man to represent a division does not mean that he is the only employe worthy of 
the distinction — rather that he is a representative of the good character and fine record attained by 
other of his coworkers. 

William F. Ottman was born at Schooley's Station, Ross County, Ohio, 
October 7, 1 856. At the age of ten he moved with his parents to Zaleski, 
Ohio. He entered the service of the old Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad 
Company, February 25, 1869, as a messenger boy at fiity cents per day, 
under chief clerk Edward Gabe, superintendent of car shops Thomas Duncan, 
and general foreman C. Stocklin. In a year he was made upholsterer appren- 
tice, at which trade he served about two and one-half years. Then ill health 
forced him into open air work and he accepted a position as freight cav 
painter. Three months of this enabled him to regain his health and, as he 
was still but a Loy, he accepted another apprenticeship, this time in the Paint 

After serving his time, he worked as a painter on passenger car work 
Zaleski, Ohio, and with the consolidation of the car and locomotive works 
and their transfer to Chillicothe, he worked as car and locomotive painter 
until 18,99, when he was made painter foreman. He still holds this position. 

He has seen many changes in his fifty years of continuous service. The 
Railroad has grcwn from the old split rail to the present standard size; from the 
"old goose neck link and pin" to the self -coupler; from hand to air brake; candle 
to electric light, and wood to coal burner. He well recalls the brass jackets and 
cylinder casings of the old time engines, and the old time engineers, who kept 
them polished bright. He remembers the red painted locomotive wheels and 
the engines named after different places and men of note. 

Mr. Ottman helped build the first officer's car on the Ohio Division. It 
was No. 1, built for W. W. Peabody, at that time general superintendent. 
He also put the words "Dining Car" on the first car of that kind owned by 
the Ohio Division. 

Mr. Ottman bears well the honor of being the oldest employe at the 
Chillicothe shops. He has never been suspended from service for any cause, 
and has been off duty only one week on account of sickness. In his fifty 
years of service he has been late for work only twice. He has never missed 
a pay car and, therefore, his name has never been off the roll. 

Some hew or other we like men of his sort, men who keep things bright 
on the Railroad, not only by the nature of their work but also by their 
untarnished records. — A. E. Erich, Secretary to Superintendent. 




Baltimore and Ohio 
Employes Magazine 

Robert M. Van Sant, Editor 
Office, Mount Royal Station, Baltimore, Md. 
Herbert D. Stitt, Staff Artist 
George B. Luckey, Staff Photographer 

Three Things to Remember 

ippIT IS just about five years ago that 
|1 J we first began to hear the insis- 
tent call of the '^Plattsburgh 
™» Idea." Insistent it was, not 
because of the number behind it, for 
its advocates were as lonely as the 
prophet of old crying in the wilderness. 
The typical man on the street said : 

"America is rich and powerful; Ameri- 
ca is three thousand miles away from the 
scene of the great world struggle; America 
is self sufficient. " 

Yet more insistent was the answer of 
those few men of practical patriotism and 
far-seeing vision, ''America must pre- 
pare; America must prepare." 

The magnitude of the European 
struggle gave strength to their cry for 
preparedness. Finally, America was 
forced in and their prevision on this very 
Plattsburgh idea, the creation of a body 
of well trained civilian officers as the 
nucleus of our army, was and is recog- 
nized as one of the most important, if 
not the most important, contribution in 
principle to our quick and decisive vic- 
tory. All honor to the few leaders who 
saw the future clearl}^, who had the 
courage to plead an unpopular cause 
and the determination to express it in 
resultful action. 

Of these leaders two are best remem- 
bered. Th(; one is gone, the one whom 
his friends like to think of as the Colonel. 
The other is living, and givingof his})est })y 

spoken and written word to the problems 
of our country. We refer to Major 
General Leonard Wood. 

General Wood says that our one great 
})resent problem is the proper absorption 
into their former civilian status of our 
discharged soldiers. He knows the 
American soldier about as well as any 
other man — a personal experience with 
thousands of soldiers and a chance to 
compare the results of his leadership in 
training with that of other able officers 
of high rank, has convinced the writer 
of that. He knows the weakness and 
strength of the enlisted man — the fellow 
who taught most of Europe the charm of 
the dotted ivories, the while he was beat- 
ing back the best trained armies in the 
world. And he has the greatest ad- 
miration for this same enlisted man and 
thinks that we can hardly do too much 
for him. That is the first thing he would 
have us remember. Our debt to the dis- 
charged soldier is a real one. As long as 
he has a problem — of employment, of 
assistance, of sympathy— let us make 
that our problem, too. 

The second thing is the new brother- 
hood, first formed in the comradeship of 
Americans and British at Cambrai, when 
our engineers dropped picks and shovels 
to seize English Enfields and help save 
the .day. That comradeship enlarged as 
the battles grew fiercer and the suffering 
more terrible until it embraced French 
and British, Belgians, Italians and others, 
amidst the awful sacrifices which finally 
broke the Hindenburg line. Surely that 
was a brotherhood baptized in holy 
blood. Let not the memory of the 
Argonne fail us! French, British, Bel- 
gians, Italians, Americans, brothers of 
common vision, ideal, sacrifice, victory — 
let not that brotherhood falter or fail, 
Americans, through any fault of ours. 

The third thing is not inspiring except 
as duty inspires. It is not pleasant ex- 
cept as duty is pleasant. It does not 
even now seem to be popular, for it is 
human nature quickly to forget. It is 
that old call to Preparedness. 

Who does not want to see a League of 
Nations that will biing about World 
comity and surc(\'ise IVoni War? Nay — 
that is nol (lie jKMlincnt (juestion, for we 



would all wish to subscribe to such a 
league- The question is rather, "who 
will see to it that the League of Nations 
brings about World Peace?"- ''Ameri- 
ca," you answer. ''Yes, America," we 
agree, "but onlv if she is prepared to do 

Can we discount one iota the slumber- 
ing wrath of a Germany which not a 
single investigator has yet found penitent? 
A Germany with a nation of hundreds of 
millions at her eastern frontier, plastic to 
the touch of a leadership whose god is 

There is not yet anything to show that 
arbitration is a final settlement of inter- 
national differences; it wiW take j^ears 
to prove that. In the meantime, Ameri- 
ca must be prepared. As General Wood 

"Arbitration is workable only when 
you are strong as well as talkative." 
And again: 

"A one-armed soldier can walk through 
all the paper agreem/^nts in the world." 

No, we don't like to think and talk 
about Preparedness. It brings too strong- 
ly to our senses the smell, the sight and 
the noise of the holocaust of the last few 
years. But it is for that very reason 
that we musif- think about it, to the end 
that the monster of war can never be 
loosed again. 

Joe Tynan and Kipling 

MET in the Authors' Club re- 
cently one of the highbrow Social- 
ists, what Roosevelt would have 
styled a "parlor Bolshevist," 
an effeminate person with an affected 
voice which he had dedicated to down- 
trodden labor. He waxed eloquent on 
the inequalities of the present system, 
and prophesied a coming day when here 
in America all men would be equal. He 
exclaimed, "What right has Joe Tynan 
got to half a million a year, when the 
great masses of the toilers in the ship- 
yards earn only. a living wage?" 

"Never mind Joe Tynan, " I answered; 
"he's in the shipbuilding line. You 
don't know anything about that business; 
neither do I. We do know the writing 

business; so I say, 'What right has Rud- 
yard Kipling got to a dollar a word?' " 

My friend, being something of a critic, 
was a connoisseur of values in the literary 
market, and admitted that Kipling was 
worth almost an}^ price on account of 
his wonderful genius. 

"Well," I answered, "Joe Tynan does 
in ships what Kipling does in letters, and 
each, I believe, in his different line is 
worth all the recompense that we have 
given. " 

My highbrow friend would stand for 
no leveling up in the esthetic world. 
Kipling and Michael Angelo were peer- 
less, but as soon as we descended into 
what he regarded as the lower world of 
business, his pipe-dreaming political eco- 
nomy was a matter of leveling up, for- 
getting that the creative ability which 
brings forth its Moses in marbles is but 
another form of that ability which brings 
forth our modern industries. That same 
touch of- genius which makes for the vast 
inequalities in the realm of art makes no 
less for inequalities in industr3^ — Arthur 
Hunt Chute in Leslie's. 




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William Hamilton Ball, Relief Department, 
His Own Biographer 

Barber's helper, sailor lad, office boy, surveyor, 
Constable, then lawyer's clerk and manuscript purveyor, 
Read how this philanderer the Fates would richly bribe 
To end his wandering tendencies by making him a scribe. 

NAME is William Hamilton 
Ball, and the old man insists 
that we can clearly trace descent 
from the family of George Wash- 
ington's wife, Mary Custis Ball. This 
is mere empty family pride, and I don't 
take much stock in it because I know 
that if I carry the investigation far 
enough back, I will discover why my 
ears resemble those of an ass, and find 
my original progenitor to have been just 
a wriggling, crawling, squirming worm, 
or a grinning anthropoid ape. No, I 
don't claim any credit for having noble 
and distinguished ancestry, even though 
Alexander Hamilton contributed my 
middle name. 

I was born in Baltimore, Md., 38 years 
ago, on Noveniber 14, 1881. Attended 
public schools as long as they tolerated 
my presence, and when the pursuit of 
knowloflge did not interfere with the 
mon; congenial occupations of newsboy 
and score-carrier during the days when 
John L. Sullivan was })attling his way into 
immortality as a heavy-weight, and the 
old Baltimore ''Orioles" were record 
breaking })ennant-wirmers. 

Apprenticed to a conscienceless shy- 
ster tonsorial artist at the sophisticated 
age of eleven, I fled from that abject and 
vile servitude one year later, because I 
would hold no communion with under- 
takers in assisting at the shaving of a 
deceased customer. I attempted to ship 
as a cabin boy, in emulation and imita- 
tion of lads I had read about in the sea 
stories of W. Clark Russell, but was 
driven from the deck of the vessel by a 
pirate who had more whiskey under his 
belt than the poetry of the sea in his 
withered and atrophied soul. 

The Lure of the Law 

I established business relations with 
a famous lawyer of Baltimore, producing 
a guaranteed weekly stipend of $1.25. 
The principal duties were sweeping and 
dusting three spacious consultation cham- 
bers reserved for the brethern who sought 
balm and solace for shattered contracts 
and wounded limbs; grooming a herd of 
refractory cuspidors; building and nurs- 
ing three open fire places; and running 
errands up and down stairs in the days 
when telephones were mysterious de- 




vices and expensive luxuries, and ele- 
vators were reserved for more costly 
articles than the common garden variety 
of boys. 

He Takes His First "Drink" 

Surrounded by books on every con- 
ceivable subject, it was here that I took 
my first real drink at the fountain of 
knowledge. In the periods between rak- 
ing ashes out of the fire and the summons 
to go a thousand miles on an errand, I 
eagerh' perused a battered copy of 
"Webster's Unabridged," which had 
been relegated to an ignominious berth 
in the sanctmii where I presided as 
guardian of the outer portal. 

I sat daily in Courts where such fa- 
mous ]Maryland lawyers as Governor 
William Pinkney Whyte, Severn Teackle 
Wallis, John P. Poe, and Bernard Carter 
discussed abstruse problems and delivered 
orations rivalling those of Demosthenes. 
Ambition and aspiration are largely 
products of environment, and forthwith 
I decided to become an eminent jurist. 
Books and night schools absorbed every 
moment of my spare time. I studied 
shorthand at home. To acquire greater 
fluency in the use of the language, I 
contracted ^:ith the vice-principal of a 
night school to assist in teaching ele- 
mentary arithmetic, spelling and pen- 
manship in return for private instruction 
in rhetoric and what was then called 
Belles Lettres. 

Books, as a means of conversing with 
the greatest minds of all ages, and edu- 
cation for its own sake, became a passion 
with me, and I steadily advanced in 
knowledge and experience until, at the 
age of eighteen years, I could have passed 
the oral examination for admission to the 
bar, but was not eligible because I had 
not attained majority. 

And Loses His Health 

Then something happened. My health, 
the most valuable asset I possessed, be- 
came much impaired, and the doctors 
advised work out of doors. I regret- 
fully severed a long, pleasant and valu- 
able connection with my employer, and 
after an interval of idleness, accepted a 

position in 1901 upon the surveying staff 
of a coal mining company in Pennsyl- 
vania. This was going back to nature 
for me, and I '^roughed it" in every 
sense of the word. The great coal strike 
of 1902 found me in good physical con- 
dition to 'Svhip my weight in wild cats," 
and I confess now that we, as deputies^of 
the State Constabulary, just hankered 
after scraps" with the disaffected miners. 

Never Mind the Ears— Watch the Smile! 

The Relief Department Had to Have Him 

In October, 1902, I came back to 
Baltimore to work in the general oflfices 
of the Coal Compan}^, and accidentally 
met my intimate friend, Thomas A. 
Murphy, who was then secretary to Dr. 
S. R. Barr, the late superintendent of the 
. Rehef Department. Murphy and I were 
book-lovers and occasional contributors to 
such magazines as Comfort, YoutKs Com- 
panion and similar papers. His health 
was bad, and he had planned to leave 
for a more salubrious climate. Dr. Barr 
instructed him to seek an understudy, 
and he offered the chance to me, which I 
accepted. Murphy subsequently decided 
to remain, and I was selected to serve as 
the pioneer clerk to medical examiners. 
In 1904 I was promoted to secretary to 
H. A. Bateman, then assistant superin- 
tendent of the department. During the 
years of this service I was in daily con- 



tact with the men who had been instru- 
mental in the organization of the Rehef 
Department, and thus acquired personal 
knowledge of the traditions, practices 
and policies of the organization. 

I also served intermittently as an aid 
to Major J. G. Pangborn, who was then 
special representative to the president, 
and assisted in the collection of statistics 
and the compilation of data concerning 
the evolution of various phases of the 
Company's activities. My association 
with these w6ll-known pioneers in wel- 
fare movements had a definite educa- 
tional value. 

In 1909 Mr. Murphy died, and Dr. 
Barr selected me as his secretary, which 
position I occupied until his death in 
March, 1918. W. J. Dudley, upon 
appointment as Dr. Barr's successor, 
promoted me to assistant to the super- 
intendent, w^hich position I still retain. 
I have, likewise, been acting as chief 
clerk of the Relief and Pension Features 
ever since H. L. Harker, the former 
incumbent, entered military service in 
September, 1918. 

An Awful Confession — Don't 
Read It, Girls! 

I am a mugwump" in politics, have 
no religious affiliations, chew tobacco, 
smoke a pipe, cuss when I get angry, 
don't care a tinker's damn for social 
distinction, hate to dress up, don't 
meddle in petty conspiracies for place, 
despise all sham and hypocrisy, like my 
job, believe our Relief Department is the 
most wonderful and helpful institution, 
devised for railroad men, and I don't seek 

I'd rather be a writer of renown than 
anything else under the sun, and when 
I can stop collecting the goat-feathers" 
immortalized by Ellis Parker Butler, I 
plan to make the world read what is 
just bubbling and welling up in me for 
expression. The itch for scribbling and 
the love of good books are my hol)bies, 
and I read everything — having no par- 
ticular favorites among writers, with the 
exception of Macaulay and "Bobbie" 

I am a widower with two children — 
a boy aged twelve years, and a girl aged 

Yours truly, 

William H. Ball, 
Assistajit to Superintendent 
and Acting Chief Clerk. 

P. S. — I forgot to say that I studied 
telegraphy; enrolled as a student of law 
in the University of Maryland, but never 
completed the course; can read French 
and German; sail a boat; like aquatic 
sports, and don't know the difference 
between a clutch and an accelerator on 
an automobile. 

**Heroes of Today'* 

OUBTLESS you have spent part 
of your life telling stories to 
children. The tales at which 
they opened their eyes the widest 
were those in which you spoke of real 

You always held their attention when 
you mentioned the Daniel Boones, the 
Anthony Waynes, and the Ethan Aliens, 
or when you went back to the days of 
King Arthur and told of the Knights of 
the Round Table. 

"S'pose there aint any real heroes in 
these days," says one. ''Yes," you 
say, ''there are men hke Doctor Grenfell 
of Labrador, who sails through rocky 
channels and over uncharted seas to 
minister to his flock of fisher folk." If 
your hearers are Baltimore and Ohio 
children, or red-blooded Baltimore and 
Ohio employes, they will Hsten to the 
story of the life of one of the medical 
examiners, who gave his life to his work. 

When the influenza epidemic broke 
out in the Connellsville District, Doctor 
Frank H. Weidemann was called upon 
to do his utmost to relieve the needs of 
the employes of the Railroad, all of whom 
were actually his neighbors and friends. 
They could not obtain proper medical 
attention owing to the lack of phj'sicians. 
Though repeatedly urged to spare him- 
self, he worked until the disease had 
weakened him beyond recovery. 



He died on October 24, 1918, and was 
buried on October 26, in Mount Peace 
Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Here was a man who gave his life for 
others, dying that through his unselfish 
efforts others might live. 

Was he not a real hero of today? 

Frank Highley Weidemann was the 
son of Doctor Charles A. Weidemann, 
and was born in Philadelphia on January 
14, 1878. 

His earlier educational training was in 
the public schools of Philadelphia. At 
the conclusion of his schooling he entered 
the Medico-Chirurgical College at Phila- 
delphia, from which he was graduated in 
1899. After ten years of general medical 

The late Dr. F. H. Weidemann 

practice he was appointed assistant 
medical examiner on November 1, 1909. 
After serving at Pittsburgh and New 
Castle he was transferred to Chillicothe, 
Ohio, on May 1, 1915, as medical exami- 
ner. On May 1, 1917 he was transferred 
to the Connellsville District. It generally 
takes a long time for a physician to get 
a foothold in a large city, but Doctor 
Weidemann 's abilities were quickly recog- 

nized and appreciated in the cities in 
which he was located. 

He was an efficient and untiring worker. 
Desiring to be well informed and up to 
date, he gave most of his spare time to 
the study of medical problems. It 
was universally recognized that he was 
thoroughly equipped and capable of 
handling any professional problem. He 
loved his home, where he had the helpful 
and sympathetic aid of the wife who be- 
lieved in his ideals and who helped to 
make him a real friend to his fellow man. 

He was married to Miss Laura M. 
Musselman on October 18, 1899. 

Dr. Weidemann is survived by his 
wife; two children. Warren R. and Mary 
A. Weidemann; his father. Dr. C. A. 
Weidemann, and by two sisters and two 

He was a member of the Masonic 

He leaves behind him the record of 
work well done, and duties conscientiously 
executed. — H. Irving Martin, Statistician, 
Relief Department. 

The Bride on the Cover 

HHE bride on the cover is Miss 
Evelyn Gosnell, the featured 
player in the Paramount-Flagg 
satirical comedy, ''Welcome, 
Little Stranger," which was released 
May 18. Miss Gosnell is a very busy 
young lady; for in addition to appearing 
in Paramount-Flagg comedies, she also 
plays second lead in "Up in Mabel's 
Room," one of the pronounced stage 
hits of the New York season. 

She was born in Stockholm twenty-three 
years ago ; but not caring much for the old 
country, brought her parents to America 
when she was five and a half years old. 
After trying New York, Mexico City, 
and St. Louis as a place of residence, she 
paused in Sparta, Ills., long enough to 
allow her father to acquire a fortune. 
Then after completing her education in 
a fashionable finishing school in Chicago, 
she returned to New York and chose a 
career on the stage rather than the 
life of a society girl. For a year she 



played in ''stock," whicli is the kinder- 
garten, granmiar school and university 
of the stage all in one. From this she 
graduated on to Broadway, where her 
beauty and talent made an instantaneous 
hit, and, of course, quickly got into motion 
pictures, the ultimate destination of all 
really exceptional players. 

The bridal costume complete is from 
J. M. Gidding & Co., of 564-8 Fifth 
Avenue, New York. It is a fact worth 
remembering that this house keeps ready- 
to-wear bridal outfits constantly on 
hand, thus doing away with the trouble 
and delay of making the trousseau. 
In such cases delays are dangerous; 
because the longer the interval between 
the betrothal and the wedding the more 
chances there are for the bride-elect to 
exercise woman's inalienable right to 
change her mind. 

Over Half Century in the Service 
and on Duty Today 

HHOMAS CALLAN, of 2419 Jacob 
Street, Wheeling, W. Va., whose 
picture is here shown, has the 
honor of being the senior em- 
ploye of the Wheeling Division. 

He entered the service of the Railroad 
in 1866 as blacksmith helper at the old 
shops in Wheeling, was promoted to 
blacksmith in 1868, and has since been 
continuously on the job. 

He came to Benwood shops when they 
were moved from Wheeling in 1893, and 
a glance at his picture will show you that 
he is hearty enough for many more years 
of service. The picture was taken while 
he was on duty on ''the Firing Line" 
at the Benwood roundhouse and he 
looks anything but an old man. Mr. 
Callan's fifty-three years of faithful serv- 
ice is a sterhng record, and he has the 

Thomas Callan 

additional honor of having worked for 
twenty-seven different master mechanics 
and foremen. 

Winning SpecimensfromTelegraph 
Penmanship Contests Puhlished 

OELEGRAPH operators who fol- 
lowed the Telegraph Penmanship 
Contests conducted by the Rail- 
road Man^s Magazine during the 
years 1917 and 1918 will be interested to 
learn that all of the winning specimens 
have been pubhshed in book form. The 
book is handsomely gotten up in library 
binding and copies may be obtained from 
Donald McNicol, 253 Broadway, New 
York. The price is SI. 15 per copy. 

V cf 

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\ Always EXPECT the UNEXPECTED. Ninety-nine times out of a hundred it is the \ 

; UNEXPECTED which kills or maims. Your watchfulness for the UNEXPECTED robs : 

I it of its danger when it comes. — R. B. Filzpalrick, T erminal Trainmaster, Cincinnati. { 

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And Loses on the Benedicts! 

By Margaret Talbott Stevens 

File Clerk, Transportation Department 

Baltimore, May 1, 1919. 

Dear Mister Editor: 

Them fellers what works down in the Trans- 
portation Department is been pesterin' me 
about writin' to you about that great game they 
had on Good Friday out to Druid Hill Park. 
I'll say it wuz some game. Ezra sez 'twas equal 
to the World's Serious. Well, 'twas serious 
enough. If you'd a seed the way them 'ere 
players went after each other, you'd a thought 
that every one of them single fellers had done 
run off with every one of them married men's 
wives. But even at that, we surely done had a 
good time. 

Me, I went along with a bunch of the liveliest 
girls what works in that office. They said they 
wanted me for a c-h-a-p-e-r-o-n. (I jus' fergit 
exactly what they call it, but Genevieve told 
me how to spell it, an' I reckon she knows if any- 
body does.) That means somebody to look 
after the girls so's they wouldn't make no eyes 
at the married men, what's got good, lovin' 
wives to home. An' I congratoolate myself on 
havin' done my dooty in spite of the han'some- 
ness of the menfolks. (I ain't includin' Ezra in 
them remarks.) You know how I made them 
girls keep quiet? Well, I got a kodak (they 
uster call 'em plain "camerys"; I reckon you 
know what I mean), an' I jus' naturally told 
them girls that if they got to makin' eyes at any 
feller on the grounds that I'd catch their pic- 

tures with that kodak, an' SEND THAT PIC- 
TURE TO THEIR MA. That fixed 'em all 
right. An' I took a picture of the players, an' 
one of the spectaters, an' two or three more 
that I am sendin' you. " 

Well, when we first got to the grc.nds, who 
did the girls spy right away but Tom McCann's 
big soldier brother, Captain John of the 
Marines, an' I believe they'd a e't him up if it 
hadn't been that I turned the kodak on them. 
Then there wuz another big crowd of girls an' 
boys comin' over the hill. I'll declare to good- 
ness if it didn't seem like the whole Railroad 
Company had done turned out to see the Mar- 
ried Men make the Single Men lick the mud off 
the home plate, as Ezra sez they wuz goin' to 
do. I know lots of 'em must a done it, too, as 
much mud as there wuz around that home plate, 
the rain havin' been rainin' steady for several 
days previ'us. 

Way off in the crowd to the right there wuz 
Mister Clarke an' Mister Blair, an' Mister 
Kraft an' Mister Fellows, all enjoyin' the game, 
which wuz jus' startin' then, an' they wuz 
rootin' fer all they wuz worth fer the Married 
Men. An' right next to them wuz Lou, an' 
Becky, an' Esther, an' Elsie, an' Genevieve, 
an' Miriam, an' — well, I reckon there wuz morp 
girls than I ever seen in any one place, leavin^ 
out the time Ezra took me to see Barnum & 
Bailey's Greatest Show On Earth. Then, big 
as life an' twicet as natural wuz Mister Wider- 


1— Single Men's Team. Standing, left to right: Cobb, Marley. Wood, Guerke, Burns, Fitzgibbons. Poole. 
Sitting: Scharnagle, Phillips, Hiller, Griffith in foreground. 2— Married Men's Team. Standing, left to right: 
Collins, Volk, Dienhart. Evans. .!. C. Page (Umpire), McCann, Keller. Sitting: Siebert, Faustman. "Gus" Schweizer 
(Mascot). Sellman. .3— Tlic Mascots: August Schweizer and George Barry. 4— Among those present: 

background. J. D. Clarke. J. B. Blair; foreground. W. A. Kraft, C. J. Fellows. S— The Umpire: J. C. Page 
6— Scharnagle at the bat. 7— Sellman after his two-base hit. 




man, with a great big score card in his hand, 
an' people a-runnin' up to him every minute 
savin', ''What's the score? \yhat's the score?" 

There! I almost clean forgot the mascots, 
Barry an' Gus. They \yuz walkin aroun' as if 
they ^\'uzn't even scared to tell the cop where 
to head in, an' they wuz all dressed up like 
human baseballs, George Barry havin' a sign 
on him sayin' that he wisht he wuz married, an' 
August Schweizer havin' one on him that said 
he wisht he wuz single again. I reckon they 
done expressed the sentiments of more'n one 
man there, if you can judge from appear'nces. 

Speakin' of appear'nces. Mister Editor, you 
ought to seed them uniforms. Xary a one wuz 
like another one. An' yet, as the sayin' goes, 
Solomon in all his glory wuz not arrayed like 
one of these. "Merk" Evans, or "Hank," as 
some call him, had on a cap that uster wuz a felt 
hat, all sewed around with a butcher knife, I 
reckon; "Mad" Siebert wuz all dolled up in 
what they called a "chest protector" an' a 
"mask," but (I wouldn't let him know I said 
so for the world) he looked to me like he wuz 
behind the bars. "Skinny" Sellman wuz done 
up in white, like as if he wuz ready for a game 
of croquet on the lawn. Several others, like 
Burns, Scharnagle, an' Guerke, wuz dressed up 
like REAL PLAYERS. "Ty" Cobb? Well, he 
had a something on that looked like what the 
"Chink" wears what Ezra takes his collars to. 
The rest of^em looked fairly human. 

The line-up as I give it to you in my other 
letter had to be changed a little on account of 
some crippled fingers an' black eyes. But as 
you can see from the copy of the score card what 
I attached, we had a fine bunch of players on 
both sides. An' if the Married Men did get 
licked, it wasn't my fault, as anybody who wuz 
there can tell you. Why, the way I jumped up 
an' down an' hurrahed for 'em, nobody would 
never of thought that I wuz fifty-eight goin' on 

B}' the time I got there the game wuz fairly 
started, an' by the time I got my specs a' justed 
an' my false front on straight, which had come 
unpinned when I wuz tryin' to run down the 
hill below the Mansion House with the girls, 
they wuz startin' the second imiin', as they 
called it. All of a suddent like, I seed ''Hank" 
a rurmin' crosst the field, an' down a little path 
like he wiiz runnin' from bumble bees. "What's 
the matter? What's the matter?" says I. 

"Oh, Aunt Mary," says Paul. "Don't you 
know? He's makin' a run!" 

"A run!" sez I. "Sure I know he's rumiin'. 
Where do you think my eyes is? But what's he 
runnin' from?" 

An' then, afore anybody could answer, I seed 
it all. There wuz a feller named Woods that 
wuz runnin' after him like dear life, ketchin' a 
baseball in his hand. But "Hank" got to that 
mud hole what they called the Home Base 
before the baseball got there. An' then I seed 
it all to once. You knock the ball an' run, an' 
the feller with the ball runs or throws it to some- 
body else near you. An' then if you git there 
before the ball then you're a hero; but if the ball 
gits there first, then the umpire hollers "Out!" 
An' out you are. 

An' them umpires! Mister Page wuz right 
there, an' so wuz "Jerry" Fitzgibbons. When 
they hollered "Safe!" there ^^alzn't nary one 
there what dared to dispute the fact. They 
said so, an' that's all there wuz to it. An' the 
third time one of 'em hollered "Out!" thej^ all 
changed sides like they wuz playin' "Pussy 
Wants a Corner." An' them what w^ent out in 
the field, as they called it, had faces on them a 
mile or two long, whilst them what come in wuz 
grinnin' grins a mile or so wide. Takin' it all 
in all, I reckon 'twuz broad as 'twuz long. 

Right away, on the Single Men's second innin' 
they got three out. I believe 'twu'^ right about 
at this point in the game that '"Skinny" Sellman 
made what they call a two-base hit. I heard 
1 he ball an' the bat hit each other with a power- 
ful noise, an' I sez to myself that somettin' wuz 
goin' to happen. An' it did. You know there's 
three sand bags all spread out around the field 
what they calls bases, each one bein' at the end 
of a little path. Well, while they wuz runnin' 
after that ball, what does "Skinny" do but get 
past two of them sand bags an' right up to the 
third one, all but a couple of feet, without stop- 
pin' to ketch his breath. My lands! The way 
he fell on that ground, we all thought 'twuz a 
earthquake. But the umpire then hollered 
"Out!" so of course he wuz out. An' a shame 
it wuz, too. If they'd only a give him another 
three or four seconds he would a-been there. 
Well, then the Single Men came in, three got 
out, an' twuz the Married Men's turn again. I 
forgot to say that Faustman an' Dienhart got 
a run apiece in the third innin', makin the score 
now three to nothin' in favor of the Married 
]\Ien. In the fourth iimin' "Hank" Evans got 
another run. He is some runner. I'll bet he 
could run for Maj^or of Baltimore if he tried 
hard enough. That made the score 4 to 0. 



But right here's where the tide turned. The 
Single Men got mad at somethin' an' started to 
plaj" sure enough by fixing up three iTins, made 
by "Killem" Scharnagle, "Pill" Woods, an' 
"Slant-eye" Hiller. The fifth innin' went by a 
fiyin', nobody gettin' any runs whatsomever. 
But in the sixth, "Hank" Evans 'lowed ashowhe 
wuz rested up enough to make another run, which 
he did, an' wuz follered accordingly by one each 
from "Mad" Siebert, "Swifty" Faustman, an' 
"Hittem High" Dienhart. This made the score 
8 to 3 at the end of the 6th, the Single Men not 
gettin' nothin' but three outs for their trouble. 
In the 7th the Married Men got three outs, but 
them Single fellers had done changed pitchers, 
which helped 'em considerable on account of the 
other one bein' sort of tired. Right here "Bob- 
bie" Burns set 'em up by scorin' a run. An' 
"Whistlin"' Guerke, "Killem" Scharnagle, an' 
"Pill" Woods said they wuzn't goin' to let 
Luke get nothin' in on them, an' they got one 
apiece. The score ^vuz now 8 to 7. But what 
does "Home Run" Poole do but run home, 
follered by "Ty" Cobb, makin' the score 8 to 
9, in favor of the Single fellers. You can bet 
your boots there wtiz some excitement now. 
Time wuz growin' short an' another team wtiz 
waitin' for the diamond. So, in the 8th imiin' 
the Old Boys got excited an' made 3 outs right 
away; but Poole, of the Single Men, made a 
nother run, makin' the score 10 to 8. In the 
ninth innin' "Fatty" Collins put himself on the 
map by makin' a run. An' that closed the game, 
the score bein' 10 to9 in favorof the Single Men. 
But they all played well on both sides, an' 
particular the Married Men. We have to say 
a good word for them, pore fellers, what aint 
had no more strenuous exercise in the last 5 or 
10 years than rockin' the children to sleep an' 
gettin up an makin' the kitchen fire in the 
mornin', an' windin' up the clock at night. 

We all had a good time, though I rockin' we 
would of got hungry afore 'twuz over if Mister 
Miller hadn't come along with a pocket-full of 
peanuts what he had bought, I reckon, to feed 
the monkeys. Poor monkeys! 

Takin' it all in all, it wuz a fine game, an' 
Vj'lieve me, they wuzn't nobody there what 
rnjoj'ed it any more than 

Yours truly, 

Aunt Mauy. 

P. S. Vou know, 1 never could write a letter 
without writin' a post-script. Howsomever, 
what I wuz goin' to say is this: That grand an' 
glorious biincli of players that we li.ivc gol, 

picked out from among its number a bunch 
which was to play the Car Service Department, 
which they did on last Saturday. One of the 
little boys down at the office saw the game. I 
asked him to write me a story on it. The result 
follows the score. 

Aunt Mary. 

The Contributors 

Maiikied Men ab r hpo ebbsosb 

''Hank" Evans, ss 5 3 2 1 1 1 

"Mad" Siebert, c 512 10 0000 

''Swifty" Faustman, p 3 22 1 1 5 90 

''HittemHigh"Dienhart3b 2 2 2 1 

"Skinny" Sellman, If 40 1 20000 

"Kan 'em" Keller, lb 40160000 

"B. Quiet" Volk, cf 4 2 

"Fatty" Collins, 2b 5 1 1 2 

"Just Tom" McCann, If.. . - 5 




11 : 






Single Men 



H : 






"Bobbie" Burns, If 






"Long Haired" Marley, 2b 
"Whistling" Guerke, ss. , . 










"Killem" Scharnagle, lb.. 






"Pill" Woods, c 







"Fixem" Phillips, rf 


"Slant-eye" Hiller, 3b. . . . 
"Chasem" Griffith, cf. . . . 






"Home Run" Poole, p. . . . 







"Ty" Cobb, p 














Umpires — J. C. Page, J. Fitzgibbons. 
Mascots — A. SchAveizer, G. Barry. 

Pride Goeth Before a Fall 
A Biblical Story with a Well-known Moral 
By L. Levison 

In two parts. 
Part I 

In the anci(Mit cit}' of Baltinioi-e did locate 
the Baltimore and Ohio, with many offices. 
And the air became warm with the coming of 
Spi'ing. And Baseball, and 1''1()W(m-s. and Love 
filled the air. 

Now it so chanced that one of these offices, 
namely Car Service, did once upon a time see 
a game of baseball, and straightway they 
became imbued and obsessed with the idea that 
they could j)lay the gam(\ And they did sjjread 
by word of mouth, and through the prophet 
Eleazer (alias Obcrender) and his disciples that 
they were wonderfully proficient, and that none 
could stand before them. Verily, tliis was not 



And it further chanced that across the river 
Corridor was another office, Transportation by 
name. And they, too, formed bands of warriors 
for baseballing. And the prophet Eleazer came 
unto them and said: "How, now, dost thou call 
thyselves ball-players? We hurl defiance at 
you." And the Transportation Department 
did modestly admit that they were able to play 
a little, and that they would array themselves 
and meet the challenge of the Car Service. 
And there was much joy in Car Service. And 
they did laugh and howl with glee at what they 
would do to the Transportation. Verily, this 
was not well. 

Part 1 1 

Ere many moons, the bands of warriors met 
on the field of battle, Clifton Park, and the Car 
Service was attended by their faithful, though 
misguided follower, Belshazzar (alias Bayne). 
And the judges were selected (by themselves), 
and the Car Service team was praised (like- 

wise by themselves), and after much ado, war 
was waged. Verily, this was well. 

For righteousness shall triumph, and the 
wicked who praise themselves shall be punished. 
For lo ! it came to pass that the semi-pro- 
fessional stars of the Car Service were out of 
their firmament that day, and they could not 
shine, and those of them who were not stars 
played in like manner. And the Transpor- 
tation team did smite the Car Service team 
heavily, and they went down to defeat. And 
they were full sore. And when the toll had 
been taken, the score was found to be 31 to 6, 
and the Transportation team was victor. But 
even the wicked shall be pitied, and the combat 
was called at the end of but six innings. 

And there was much weeping and wailing and 
gnashing of teeth in the ranks of the Car Serv- 
ice. And those who had laughed and howled 
with glee now wept and howled in pain. Selah. 

Moral: He who laughs last, laughs best. 

^ — 


No Smoking" 

i During .the past several months a number of serious fires have been 

1 tiaced to smoking by employes in places where this practice is forbidden. 

I Some t'me ago the Director General issued a drastic order, forbidding 

I smoking in railroad properties and appealing to all employes for cooperation 

I in carrying out this order. Experience indicates that our employes are not 

1 observing this important rule. 

I A fire in one of our shops or other large properties might throw all 

j employes in the affected vicinity out of work. Do not endanger your job 

j by a stolen ''smoke" and see to it that your fellow-employe does not | 

I jeopardize it either. | 

I Help us in our campaign for fire prevention in our properties. Do j 

a 1 

1 your part to reduce losses which inevitably affect your welfare. 1 

I I 

I B. S. Mace, i 

Superintendent of Fire Prevention 


i i 

United States Railroad Administration 

News from Washington 

Wants Everyone to Understand Railroad 

"I am a great believer in the view," declared 
Director General Hines in his recent address 
before the American Lumber Congress in 
Chicago, ''that this country is too big for anj'- 
body in Washington to know the whole situa- 
tion, and that the more we can get in touch 
with the local agencies and understand the local 
point of view the more we will accomplish our 
ideal of rendering a proper public service at 
proper rates. 

Wage Levels not to be Reduced 

"In the last month," he went on to say, "I 
have had conferences with practically every 
federal manager of railroads in the TTnited 
States. At every one of these conferences the 
subject has been discussed as to what could be 
done to get away from the basis of war cost and 
war methods which were undul}'^ costly under 
ex'sting peace conditions and the subnormal 
conditions of business. 

"It has been clearly understood in all these 
conferences that the wage levels are not to be 
reduced, but that every practice which has 
grown up during the war is subject to revision 
in order to av.oid unnecessary cost. 

Against any Temporary Retrenchment 

"It was better," he said, "not to disturb the 
general situation by any merely temporary 
retrenchment which would have to be made up 
later on by an abnormal amount of work. We 
have tried to proceed on a reasonable and sen- 
sible basis, bearing in mind that under our con- 
tracts with the railroad companies we have to 
maintain the railroads up to the standard of 
what is known as the test period, the three 
years which ended on June 30, 1917; so that we 
have a maintenance program to carry out which 
is much greater than that which would probably 
be carried out under private management at 
the present time. 

Maintenance Must be Kept Up 

"The Government has to keep this main- 
tenance up, and it is not our purpose to cut the 
maintenance to the minimum. We will be 
doing more work and incurring more cost than 
the private management, and it will have the 
advantage of helping to stablize the industrial 
situation, which everybody realizes is exceed- 
ingly difficult. 

Railroads Confronted with Abnormal Conditions 

"Xo business in the country is normal at the 
present time and none can make a satisfactory 
showing unless it is in some particularly advan- 
tageous position. The railroads are experi- 
encing this diflBculty just as much as any other 
line of industr3\ 

"I want to ask you gentlemen to look at this 
matter in a clear-headed way and to bear in 
mind, when any discussion is developed as to 
the present unfavorable showing, that it is a 
matter that is inevitable, that it is perfectly 
natural. The railroads are going through a 
drastic readjustment process after the greatest 
war the world has ever known. It is what any- 
body might expect. One of the reasons the 
railroads are retained for a time is in order to 
take care of this period of readjustment. If 
the railroads had been under private manage- 
ment they would have been confronted with 
exactly the same sort of situation. They would 
have been loaded down with war costs and they 
would have been laboring along with an inad- 
equate Inisiness to take care of these costs." 

Lake Line Established 

In an endeavor to restore as nearly as possible 
pre-war conditions, a lake line has been estab- 
lished between BufTalo, Chicago and Milwau- 
kee, to operate in connection with all trunk lines 
to and from BufTalo and the western trunk lines 
beyond Chicago and Milwaukee, in addition 
to serving the Chicago and Milwaukee tcrri- 




tories. To expedite the movement of freight 
and save excessive terminal work, one dock at 
Buffalo has been designated as a point of inter- 
change for all eastern roads. It is known as the 
Tifft Farm Terminal of the Lehigh Valley 
Railroad. Practically the same scale of differ- 
ential rates under all rail, as was in effect 
in 1917, has been authorized. 

First Railroad '♦Over the Top" 

The Waterloo, Cedar Falls & Northern Rail- 
road was the first one reporting to head- 
quarters a one hundred per cent. Victory Loan 
subscription. Three hundred and thirty-five 
employes subscribed $34,200. 

Garnishment of Wages 

An order has been issued rescinding General 
Order No. 43, which provided that money in the 
possession of carriers under federal control 
shall not be subject to attachment, garnishment 
or like process. This action does not make 
wages or other money subject to attachment 
or garnishment if the same is not so subject 
under the laws of the state. It leaves the 
matter to be governed by the Act of Congress 
now in force and to the state statutes where 

The Supreme Court of Tennessee recently 
held that by r^rison of the Federal Control Act, 
money in possession of the Railroad Adminis- 
tratioi- is not subject to attachment or garnish- 
ment and that this is the law regardless of 
General Order No. 43, thus indicating that 
General Order No. 43 is superfluous. 

In view of this and other decisions, it has been 
concluded wise to leave the matter covered by 
the present lav s rather than by any action on 
the part of the Railroad Administration. 

The Financial Outlook 

Reviewing the financial experience of the 
railroads during the first three months of the 
calendar year and outlining what could be 
anticipated for the balance of the year. Director 
General Hines recently gave to the press a state- 
ment from which the following excerpts are 

''I believe it is highly important to keep the 
public as fully informed as practicable as to the 
financial results of the Railroad Administration. 
Practically complete accounting for the calen- 
dar year 1918 has just been accomplished and 

tentative results for the months of January, 
February and March, 1919, have become avail- 
able. I take advantage of the first opportu- 
nity after an extensive trip in the West to put a 
summary of these results before the public. 

"The results for the calendar year 1918 show 
that at December 31, 1918, the deficit incurred 
by the Railroad Administration for that year, 
after deducting the rental due the railroad com- 
panies, amounted to $226,000,000. This in- 
cluded the expenses of the central and regional 
administrations and the operations of the inland 
waterways under control of the Railroad Admin- 
istration, as well as the incidental and miscella- 
neous items which must be taken into account 
in a complete statement. There remained com- 
paratively small amounts of back pay for the 
calendar year 1918 which were not charged into 
the accounts for that year but which have 
largely been charged into the three months 
ending with March, 1919. 

"For the months of January, February and 
March, 1919, the aggregate deficit incurred, 
after deducting the rental due the railroad com- 
panies, was approximately $192,000,000. This 
figure includes not only the Class I railroads 
but all other railroads under federal control, 
the expenses of the central and regional admin- 
istrations, the operation of inland vvaterways 
under control of th^ Railroad Administration 
as well as some incidental and miscellaneous 
items. In arriving at this figure there has been 
charged against each of these months one- 
twelfth of the annual rental for the railroads. 
Generally speaking, these three months have 
always earned much less than three-twelfths 
of the return for the year, so that a substan- 
tially less charge of rental into these months 
would not be inappropriate. Still it seems pref 
erable to charge a full one-twelfth of the rental 
into each of these months rather than to run the 
risk of an impression arising that there is any 
disposition to under-state the actual results. 
To a large extent the unfavorable results for 
January, February and March are due to the 
fact that business has fallen off and that ex- 
penses could not be correspondingly readjusted, 
so that the loss largely arises in connection with 
the period of readjustment through which the 
country is going. Industrial enterprises gen- 
erally have suffered embarrassment on account 
of the fact that business has been curtailed so 
much more rapidly than expenses could be cur- 
tailed. The railroad business is probably in 
its natui:e less elastic than any other business 



and shows more unfavorably the embarrass- 
ments of readjustment. 

"While passenger business for the three 
months was only slightly less than last year, 
the loss in freight business was much more pro- 

"It is impossible on the basis of these three 
months to predict the results for the year as a 
whole, although it is believed the results will 
be very much less unfavorable if , as seems to be 
generally anticipated, there shall be an impor- 
tant resumption of business later in the year, 
especially if these great crops now in prospect 
shall be realized. 

"On the trip to the West which I have just 
completed I have found the most pronomiced 
optimism on the part of business and agricul- 
tural interests general!}', which gives a reason- 
able basis for hoping for an enlarged business 
that will be relatively profitable to the rail- 
roads, since handling it should not correspond- 
ingly increase their costs. But while it is 
proper to mention these factors, it must be 
admitted that in the midst of the present period 
of post-war readjustment it is impossible to 
make any confident statement as to the results 
of railroad operations for the remainder of this 
calendar year. 

"The present unfavorable results naturally 
lead to agitation of the question whether there 

ought to be an increase in rates. My own 
judgment is that the present conditions are too 
abnormal to serve as a basis for any general 
change in the level of rates and that it is pref- 
erable to defer action on that subject until 
there shall have been a fuller opportunity to get 
a more reliable, and possibly a more normal, 
measure of the conditions, meanwhile resorting 
to every practicable economy, studying the 
situation with the greatest care and keeping the 
public fully informed as to developments. 

"There has not been included in the months 
of January, February and March the sum of 
approximately S6, 000,000 per month for back 
pay on account of wage orders recently issued 
to put into effect recommendations of the Board 
of Railroad Wages and Working Conditions 
which were made upon proceedings pending 
before it during the war, such wage orders being 
necessary as heretofore explained to complete 
the war cycle of wages to which the government 
was necessarily committed during the war. 
These amounts of back pay will appear in the 
next few months and of course .will result in 
diminishing operating income for those months. 

"One other item needs to be mentioned. 
Under the contract made between the Govern- 
ment and the American Railway Express Com- 
pany in the summer of 1918 the government 
{Continued on page 66) 

Railway Employes Subscribe to Victory Loan 

Up to the close of business on May 6, employes of the railroads imder government control 
subscribed a total of $119,238,300 to the Victory Loan. Reports received by Director General 
Hines show that the New York Canal Section of the Railroad Administration subscribed 100 per 
cent. N. D. Maher, Regional Director of the Pocahontas Region, reports that the Norfolk and 
Western shop forces at Roanoke, Va., also subscribed 100 per cent, to the loan. 

The following figures give the details according to the various Regions: 






Central Western 



Pullman Lines 

Coastwise Steamship 


N. Y. N. J. Canals. 

Central Administration 

R. R. Administration (Shipj)ing 
Board Fund) 


Number Employes Number Employes 
ON Roll Subscribing 
























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News From Our Boys in the Army 

Provost Marshal of Paris, Former 
Machinist at Benwood 

The accompanying photograph is that of 
Captain W. Roy Blandford, who at the time of 
his enlistment was working at Benwood as a 
machinist. Mr. Blandford has been in the 
employment of the Baltimore and Ohio for a 
period of years and has worked at Benwood, 
Holloway and Mount Clare, having been general 

Captain VV. Roy Blandford 

foreman at Holloway. His many friends at 
these points will no doubt be glad to hear of 
his rapid progress. 

For Captain Blandford is a real soldier and 
during the time he has been in the service he 
has won many honors of note. 

He attended the first officers' training school 
at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, and fol- 
lowing his work there was given the cc imission 
of captain and assigned to Fort Riley, Kansas, 
but while on the train on the way to that point 
he received a telegram to return to Wheeling 
and a short time later was ordered to Fort 
Augusta, Ga., where he was stationed for some 
time, or until he was ordered to France for 
foreign service. 

Following his arrival in Europe he was 
assigned to the French aviat on service and 
soon became one of the country's best aviators 
and pilots, with the result that he flew all over 
France and also paid a visi.' to Belgium in his 
machine. He was in a number of fierce en- 
counters in that line, and following the signing 
of the Armistice he was sent to Paris. 

He W£S picked as one of the special body 
guards for Pr sident Wilson and was in that 
capacity for quite a while, or until he was 
sppointed provost marshal of Paris. Captain 
Plandford has a wife and family residing in 
McMechen. * 

Corporal Stevens With "Baltimore's Own" 

The accompanying photograph is of Corporal 
Alva Stevens, son of A. Stevens, general fore- 
ninn of the Telegraph Department. Prior to 




Corporal Alva Stevens 

entering the Army, Corporal Stevens was em- 
ployed in the baggage room and as caller at 
Camden Station. He is in Company L of 
Baltimore's own regiment, the 313th Infantry, 
and is stationed at Gimicourt Sous Conde, in 
France. In a recent letter to his father he 
emphasizes the story so many of our overseas 
boys are telling, that nothing will look good to 
them until they sec the fair maiden in New 
York Bay, welcoming them home. 

Former Mt. Clare General Boiler Foreman 
Wins Commendation 

Friends of M. H. Newgirg, former general 
boik;r foreman at Mount Clare and now First 
Lieut(uiant in the .Wth H(!giment, Transporta- 
tion Corps, will be ghid to read the following 

letter of commendation given him by a superior 
officer in France. 

U. S. Base Hospital Center, 
Office of Group Quartermaster, 

Vichy, France. 

November 1, 1918. 

From Group Quartermaster, Vichy, 

To Colonel Maxfield, 19th Regiment T. C. 
Major Lester, 50th Regiment T. C. 

Subject: Installation and repair of Laundry 

1. For the past thirty days First Lieutenant 
M. H. Newgirg, 50th Regiment T. C, has been 
on temporary duty at this hospital center, 
installing new machinery and repairing the old 
machinery in two old laundries leased by the 
United States at this station. A great deal of 
work has been done, as you will note from the 
report rendered you by Lieutenant Newgirg, 
and the improvements made have put the laun- 
dries in such a good working condition as to 
be able to take care of all the laundry work 
required by the four Base Hospitals at this 
place. An inspection made of the two laundry 
plants showed that first class work Kas been 

First Lieutenant M. H. Newgirg 



done. Lieutenant Newgirg had many diffi- 
culties to overcome in this work: there being no 
machine shop near, it is necessary to deal 
directly with the French, with whom he made 
many friends. He handled his detail in an 
excellent manner, worked hard himself, and has 
accomplished excellent results. I do heartily 
recommend him for promotion; would like to 
keep him here longer, and it is requested that 
should a man be required here to handle machin- 
ery. Lieutenant Newgirg be sent. 

2. I take this opportunity to thank you for 
the many favors you have done us, which are 
indeed greatly appreciated. 


Captain Q. M. C. 

German-Born, He Took up Arnpis for 

The Timber Preservation Plant at Green 
Spring had eighteen stars in its service flag 
during the war, and two of them had changed 
to gold before the Armistice was signed. One 
is in honor of Carl E. Ruppel, a man who was 
highly regarded by all who knew him. 

Mr. Ruppel was born in Alsace-Lorraine, 
Germany, in 1885. While employed at our 
Plant he was furloughed for military service 
on January 5, 1918, when he enlisted in the 
Army, and was assigned to Company A, 4th 
Battalion, U. S. Guards. He was honorably 
discharged at Camp Meade, Md., January 6, 
1919, as Private 1st Class, and with service, 
honest and faithful. He had been back at his 
duties with the Company about two weeks 
before his death, which occurred on February 
24 from double pneumonia. 

Not having any known relatives in this coun- 
try, ^the remains were taken in charge by em- 
ployes and friends and interred at Forest 
Glen, W. Va., with appropriate services at the 
church. Rev. Z. J. Powers officiating. 

The casket was draped with the American 
Flag, the Plant Service Flag and the Boy Scout 
Banner. Military pallbearers in uniform were: 
R. H. Saville, M. L. Taylor, C. L. Kittle, 
C. W. Short, S. A. Wilson and H. Smith. 
Eagle Pat'rol, Green Spring Troop No. 1, Boy 
Scouts of America, A. E. Irving, Acting Scout- 
master, acted as escort. 

Mr. Ruppel was of good character and an 
honest and faithful soldier, who served two 

The late Carl E. Ruppel 

enlistments. He was an efficient sc itmaster 
and took an untiring interest in his Scouts, 
whom he organized and trained. The effects 
of his work along this line have been noticed 
and commended by observers who were not 
even in close touch with his endeavors. 

It is interesting to note that although he 
was born in Germany, he had become thor- 
oughly in love with American institutions and 
life. He was not forced into the army to fight 
against the country of his birth, but volunteered. 
And with even the strongest convictions in 
regard to the righteousness of our cause, it 
must have required a very unusual devotion 
to duty for him to take up arms, especially 
when he remembered that his own brothers 
had been drawn into the Germany army and 
were wearing its field gray uniform. 

Far away from his fatherland and loved ones, 
he nevertheless found a recompense for his 
separation, in the ideals of his adopted country; 
and an opportunity to help perpetuate them 
in teaching the Boy Scout's splendid standard 
of manhood to the lads who appealed to him 
so strongly. 

It is a touching and beautiful thought to 
remember that they were with him at the last, 



giving him even in death the high honors of 
the country and flag he loved so well. 

When, such a man is found among us, hope 
springs anew that our country will be able to 
perform its duty to the peoples of all nations 
who look toward us for guidance and help. 

— E. E. Alexander. 

He Kept 'Em Busy on the George 

The accompanying picture is of Frank Hert, 
former clerk in our Division Accountant's 
office at Cleveland, and the son of conductor 
John Hert of the Cleveland Division. Frank 
enlisted in the Marines shortly after the United 
►States entered the war and is the bugler on the 
S. S. George Washington. As such he has had 
the honor of making the trips with President 
Wilson and his party to and from Brest, France. 
That does not seem to have turned his head 
any, however, for the recently had the chance 
of running out to Cleveland and visiting his old 
railroad friends there, and he took it. Frank 
is good looking enough to have been the inspira- 
tion of the man who said, "tell it o the 

Bugkr l-r;-nk lltrt, U. S Marines 

The Bridge Connecting France and Italy 
at Ventinniglia 

The "Khaki Klad Klan" Plays Tourist 
in Europe 

Judging from the following letter to Louis M. 
Grice, chief clerk. Auditor Passenger Receipts 
office, from Le Roy Fankhanel, one of his former 
boys, those of the A. E. F. who are still in 
Europe are enjoying the best that the resorts 
of the Old World afford. Yet "Yankee Land" 
looks better to them than anything they have 
seen "Over There." 

Melay, Haute-Makne, France. ^ 
March 24, 1919. 
My Dear Mr. Grice— Returning from a four- 
teen day furlough I was certainly i)leased to 
find a letter from you waiting me. Such letters 
as yours make me feel that I am thought of 
while here. 

When on my furlough, I visited many historic 
places and well known cities, such jis Lyons, 
Marseilles, Nice, Monte Carlo and Monaco,- 
in France. In Italy I saw St. Remo, Venti- 
niiglia and Grimaldri. I have photographs of 
all the places I have been in and will be glad 
to show them to you ;uh1 cxplnin the interest- 



ing facts regarding the Roman ruins and other 
historic situations. 

Really, Mr. Grice, this country bordering on 
the great Mediterranean Sea is wonderful, and 
the scenery, unequalled. Great palm, orange 
and lemon trees and figs grow in great quan- 
tities. It is always warm, seldom rains, and 
when it does, it clears up immediately after- 
wards and the air is so refreshing and invig- 
orating that it puts new life into a fellow. 

I visited the noted Bruno Court Perfumery in 
Grasse, and it was interesting, indeed, to "go 
through the plant and see just how fine per- 
fumes such as Mary Garden, Tea Rose and 
others are made. 

I visited wonderful Monte Carlo, where the 
wealthiest men in the world come to gamble. 
This is ^he place that Harry K. Thaw owned 
for a day. I saw the castle where Caesar lived 
and Roman forts which were built in 1200 B. C, 
in ruins now. I saw Empress Eugenie of France, 
Napoleon's widow, and her castle. I saw a 
masterpiece of art which was sculptured by 
Bartholdi, the great Frenchman who designed 
and supervised the erecting of the Statue of 
Liberty in New York harbor. I saw Jack 
Johnson promenadipg in Monte Carlo with his 
white wife. He looks prosperous even though 
he's in bad, and he dresses right well. 

Yesterday our division was reviewed and 

inspected by the Commander-in-Chief, General 
John J. Pershing. He seemed to be well pleased 
with the showing the boys made and should 
have complimented them highly. He is every 
inch a soldier as well as man. He was accom- 
panied by his staff and our General C. H. Mor- 
ton and his staff of the 29th Division. 

I told you in my last letter that we expected 
to be sailing home by July 4, and now it is 
certain. We are on the sailing list for June 5, 
so it looks good, don't you think? 

We are still having snow, rain and muddy 
weather and I hope it will clear up soon and stay 
clear until we leave. We have had so much bad 
weather that we are all looking forward to our 
real sunshiny days in America. I shall be glad 
to return to your office when I am discharged 
from the Army, but would like to have a little 
vacation, say for ten or fifteen days. It will be 
two years on April 11 since I left the Baltimore 
and Ohio. That's quite a while, you see, and 
I'll have to adapt myself to the customs and 
ways of a civilian again. 

Will try and see your son at first opportunity 
and will let you know how he is. Coming up on 
the train from Nice I met a boy from Company 
B, 110th M. G. Battalion, and he told me that 
your boy was looking well and get' ng along 
splendidly. Respectfully yours, 

LeRoy N. Fankhanel. 

It's Nice at Nice, France 

The Garden of Albert the First, a part of one of the many recreation^grounds provided by the Y. M. C. A. 
for our boys who are still "Over There" 


The Veterans at Connellsville, Parkersburg and 
Baltimore — the Young Folks at Cincinnati 

Twenty Year Men Welcome Superinten- 
dent Brady at Connellsville 

XE of the most interesting and enjoy- 
able entertainments ever given by the 
Veterans' Association of the Connells- 
ville Division was held in the assembly 
room of the public school building on April 10. 
The use of this big hall had been given for the 
occasion by the city school board and it was 
well filled when the Baltimore and Ohio em- 
ployes' band struck up the opening number, 

W. W. Haines, chairman of the association's 
entertainment committee, who also is a member 
of the city school board and who arranged for 
the use of the school building, had provided a 
lengthy program and the members of the or- 
ganization, their wives, daughters and sons 
settled back to enjoy a treat. 

The young men and women who took part in 
the program displayed splendid musical and 
vocal talent. W. D. McGinnis, postmaster of 
Connellsville and formerly a Baltimore and 
Ohio employe, made the address of welcome 
after the opening number by the band. There 
were present men and their wives from all parts 
of the Connellsville Division and quite a large 
dcleg9,tion from the Pittsburgh branch of the 
association. Mr. McGinnis recalled some epi- 
sodes of his railroad career and then told of the 
progress the veterans were making. He ex- 
tended a warm welcome to T. J. Brady, the new 
superintendent of the Connellsville Division. 

Mrs. Harry Williams and Miss Poarl Keck 
played a duet on the piano that brought gener- 
ous applause from the audience. They mani- 

fested technique and feeling in their rendition 
of one of Belisario's concertos. Miss Margaret 
Baker then gave a series of character interpre- 
tations, the best being "A Modern Becky 
Sharp." A sextette number that was one of 
the most brilliant spots on the program fol- 
lowed. Guy L. Hague sang the solo parts and 
those assisting him were Mrs. William Griffith, 
Mrs. William Thomas, Miss Elizabeth Sherman, 
H. J. Charlesworth and William Thomas. Mrs. 
Griffith later gave a solo and other songs were 
offered by Miss Winnie Harrigan and Miss Edna 
Wrote. Miss Gertrude Brennan was especially 
effective in a recitation in which she showed 
marked histrionic ability. Sixteen boys, most 
of them sons of employes, gave a drill and con- 
cluded their offering by turning their backs to 
the audience and displaying the words "Balti- 
more and Ohio R. R.," each boy wearing a letter 
on his back. 

Great credit for the success of the entertain- 
ment is due the employes' band, which was 
directed by Harry Rush. This organization, 
in its infancy, has practised consistently until 
it is becoming one of the best musical organiza- 
tions on the System. The various numbers 
played were received with acclaim by the au- 
dience and it is believed that the band will soon 
fill a unique place in the estimation of the 
people of Connellsville. 

In making his address to the audience Mr. 
lirady declared that he felt honored in being 
an honorary member of the Pittsburgh Divi- 
sion Veterans' Association. He stated that he 
hoped to be at his present post for "a while at 
least" and that while he was in charge of opcra- 




tions at that point he would work for the men 
under his jurisdiction, and in return asked the 
coopera+ion of every employe. He said that 
his endeavor would be to excel, if it was pos- 
sible, the excellent record of his predecessors, 
and that as the railroad was linked so closely 
with the progress of the town, he wanted to 
give his best efforts toward civic betterments. 

"Billy" West, an engineer, explained the 
fascination of railroad work and how the worker 
seldom leaves the service once he has become 
efficient in the tasks assigned him. Good fel- 
lowship, he said, is the tie that keeps the men 
together and he declared that the success of the 
Veterans' Association will depend in great 
measure upon the amount of this happy char- 
acteristic displayed. P. J. Harrigan, president 
of the Connellsville association, made a pleasing 
address and read a telegram from federal 
manager C. W. Galloway in which the latter 
expressed his regret at not being able to attend. 

George W. Sturmer, grand president of the 
veterans, then was introduced. He pointed 
ou that the veterans should give every assis- 
tance to the federal manager and the division 
superintendent in handPng the many problems 
that arise. He stated that by so helping these 
officials the veterans and other employes were 
really helping themselves, for progress for the 
officials meant a corresponding progress for all 
others. He then mentioned some of the aims 
of the grand lo'Jge of the veterans. 

After the program was finished the entire 
audience was invited to the first floor of the 
school building, where a luncheon was served 
by the wives and daughters of the veterans. 

Fifth Anniversary Banquet for Ohio 
River Chapter 

a HE Ohio River Division Veteran Em- 
ployes' Association celebrated their 
fifth anniversary with an entertain- 
ment and banquet at the Y. M. C. A., 
Parkersburg,W. Va. , on May 2, there being about 
two hundred and fifty Veterans and members of 
their familiespresent. The entertainment in the 
Y. M. C. A. Auditorium was quite a success, 
the features of which were the excellent vocal 
selections rendered by Mrs. D. M. Grotty, wife 
of yard clerk D. M. Grotty. Mrs. Grotty has 
an exceptionally well developed voice, and is 
considered one of the best soloists in West 

Virginia. Mrs. Grotty was ably accompanied 
on the piano by Miss Mildred Garpenter, 
daughter of F. A. Garpenter, our agent. Miss 
Garpenter is an accomplished artist. The 
numbers rendered by these ladies, "The Star" 
and "Mother, My Dear," were well received by 
those present, the ladies being forced to respond 
to several encores. 

Other added and very much appreciated 
attractions were the very beautiful solos sung 
by Mr. Elliott Harvey, of Parkersburg, a Y. M. 
G. A. worker, who has just returned from over- 
seas. Mr. Harvey is quite a favorite among 
the "Vets" and they gave him a warm welcome. 
Mr. Harvey was followed by the Y. M. G. A. 
Quartette, under the able leadership of J. H. 
Oatey, secretary of the Y. M. G. A., and these 
numbers were also well received and executed. 

Among the out of town visitors was George 
W. Sturmer, who gave a timely and appro- 
priate address on the ideals of the Association, 
also giving a fine appeal for the present Victory 
Loan, which all the Veterans are more than 
anxious to see a success. Mr. Sturmer was 
followed by motion pictures, displayed by J. G. 
Morgan, Safety agent, showing the Goal Docks 
at Gurtis Bay, Md., and other, appropriate 

At the close of the entertainment, a appetiz- 
ing banquet was served to one hundred and 
fifty members and their wives in the Y. M. G. 
A. banquet hall. The chef for the occasion 
was James A. Lacy, now employed in the Ohio 
River Division shops at Parkersburg, but who, 
'some years ago, served as chef on the private 
cars of J. A. Muhlfeld and our late general 
manager, Thomas Fitzgerald. The old Balti- 
more and Ohio possesses the finest talent in the 
world and you can secure any kind you want 
from the ranks. 

During the banquet J. W. Vandervort, Gom- 
pany's counsel, acted as toastmaster, there 
being interesting talks by J. W. Root, superin- 
tendent; F. R. Davis, terminal trainmaster; 
G. E. Bryan, formersuperintendent, and Messrs. 
Harvey and Oatey of the Y. M. G. A. 

Treadway's Orchestra rendered the music for 
the occasion. The Executive Gommittee con- 
sisted of the following members: J. E. McGraw, 
chairman, G. G. Lynch, J. H. Wage, J. M. Guinn, 
J. G. Partridge and E. B. Piatt. They are to be 
congratulated on the able manner in which they 
handled the entertainment. This committee 
was assisted by P. J. Moran, president, and 
J. B. Scullen, secretary. 



The main feature of the banquet was the able 
response made by G. W. Sturmer to the subject 
named by the toastmaster, "Life As You 
Make It." 

The Veterans on the Ohio River Division are 
a bunch of live wires and extend a hearty invita- 
tion to the membeis of the Veterans' Associa- 
tions of other divisions to pay them a visit when 
the spirit of good fellowship is the pass word. 
The master of ceremonies was W. E. Kennedy, 
division claim agent. 

The Ohio River Division is the second oldest 
Association on the Systam and is growing by 
leaps and bounds. It expects, in the near future, 
to have not one man on the territory, who is 
eligible for membership, out of the Association. 

Baltimore Chapter to Emphasize 
Social Feature 

By W. H. Shaw, Recording Secretary 

|HE regular meeting of the Baltimore 
Division of the Veterans' Association 
met in the Jr. O. U. A. M. Hall with 
brother C. H. Pennell, president, in 
the chair. After the regular routine of business, 
the meeting was turned over to the music 
committee, which furnished a most enjoyable 
entertainment, viz.: selections from the Charta 
Orchestra; vocal solo. Miss Margaret Gordon; 
piano solo, Miss Virginia Gordon: recitation. 

Miss Ayline Airey; vocal duet, W. L. Gordon 
and Miss Virginia Gordon; vocal solo, W. L. 
Gordon. After these musical numbers, ice 
cream and cigars were served. It is the inten- 
tion of the association to devote more time to 
the social feature at all future meetings. 

Two Hundred Couples Dance with 
Cincinnati Terminal Welfare Association 

By W. F. Cochrane 

|HE Dance given by the Cincinnati 
Terminal Welfare Association on Fri- 
day evening, April 25, was, as have 
been our previous dances, a most 
enjoyable affair. It was attended by about two 
hundred couples, who spent a mighty pleasant 
evening and expressed a desire that the dance 
would be repeated in the near future. 

The music wasfurnishedbyHofer's Orchestra, 
which displayed a very persuasive knowledge 
of modern dance numbers. 

The grand march was led by J. J. Noonan 
and Miss Madeline Morris. 

Thanks are due to the arrangement com- 
mittee, which consisted of A. H. Rose, chair- 
man, L. J. Hackett, George A. Grogan,, J. J. 
Noonan, H. Swepston and J. L. Flanagan, for 
the manner in which the dance was arranged 
for and conducted. 

■mployes at Storrs Roundhouse, Cincinnati 

Attractive and Serviceable is this Two-Piece Skirt with 

Raised Waistline 

MORE emphasis than ever is placed upon 
separate skirts this season. A model 
designed as a compromise between the 
tastes of the extremists and the con- 
servatives is this two-piece gathered skirt with 
two-inch raised waistline and straight lower 

edge. It closes at the left side seam and may 
be made plain or with one, two or three tucks. 
Two methods of development are illustrated. 
It requires 4 yards of 36-inch material and | 
yard belting 2 inches wide. 

Anyone studying the guide for cutting the 
skirt will see its simplicity immediately. The 
material is folded in half, selvages meeting, and 
placed on a smooth service. The triple ''TTT" 
perforations of the front and back gorfc^. are laid 
along the lengthwise fold, which reduces the 
number of seams in the skirt. To cut the belt 
and sash, have the material open single. 

If it is desired to omit the tucks, cut off the 
lower parts of the gores along crosslines of small 









April 30, 1907 






FOLD OF 36 INCH MATERIAL WITH NAP Patented April ^o, 1907 

"o" perforations, before placing the pattern on 
the material. If desired with only two tucks, 
cut off 8 inches from upper edges of gores. 

After the gores and belt are cut and the 
notches marked, the construction of the skirt 
follows. Join the gores as notched, leaving 
side seam free above the lower large ''0" per- 
foration in front gore and finish for a placket. 
Form tucks, creasing on crosslines of slot per- 
forations and stitch 4 inches from folded edges. 
Gather upper edge of skirt between ''T" per- 

Next, adjust stay to position underneath the 
skirt. Put on the skirt to see that it fits per- 
fectly before stitching the stay in place. Be 
very careful to pin the placket from the bottom 
toward the top and to pin on the exact seam 
line, taking up the amount of the seam allow- 
ance. See that the skirt rests correctly over 
the hip-line and that all lines fall in a perfect 
fit and angle from the waistline to the hips, and 
that the garment does not sag or draw at the 
natural waistline. 

If the skirt is too large, take up the scams at 
the waistline the necessary amount. This line 
should be free at Ihe waistline. It should never 
be so tight that the skirt draws and sinks in at 
the natural waistline. If the waist is too small, 
let out the scams the necessary amount to make 
this adjustment. Hooks and eyes or fasteners 
should be sewed on before the placket is finished. 
After the fitting is finished, stitch upper edges 
of skirt and stay together, bringing double 
small "o" perforation in stay to center-front 
and large "O" perforations to center-back. 
Bring single small "o" perforation in stay to 
right side seam and close stay at left side. 

Adjust the belt to position with u[)i)or edge 
of belt a little above the top of the skirt. 
Close belt in back, matching the small "o" and 
large "P" perforations and roll the sash end 
over at the perforations. 

The end of the sash may be embroidered or 
braided, if the skirt is made of dressy material 
and used for semi-formal wear. 

Pictorial Review Skirt No. 8291. Sizes 24 
to 38 inches waist. Price, 25 cents. 

Pictorial Review patterns may be had at the 
following stores: 

New York City: 
R. H. Macy & Company. 
Stern Brothers. 

Brooklyn, N. Y.: 
Abraham & Straus. 
Price & Rosenbaum. 
A. I. Namm & Son. 

Philadelphia, Pa.: Baltimore, Md.: 

N. Snellenbur^ & Company. Hutzler Brothers Co. 

A. Eisenberg. 

Washington, D. C: 
S. Kann Sons & Co. 
Palais Royal. 


Wright Metzler Co. 

Cumberland, Md.: 
Rosenbaum Bros. 

Pittsburgh, Pa.: 
Kaufman Dep't Store, Inc 
Joseph Home Co. 

New Castle, Pa.: Grafton, W. Va.: 

New Castle Drv Goods Co. G. L. Jolliffe. 

Parkersburg, W. Va.: 
Dils Bros. 

Chillicothe, Ohio: 
Norwell & Hartley. 
Masonic Temple. 

Columbus, Ohio: 
The Dunn Taft Co. 
The F. & R. Lazarus Co. 

Newark, Ohio: 
John J. Carroll. 

Cleveland, Ohio: 
The May Co. 
The John Meckes Son Co. 

Cincinnati, Ohio: 
The John Shillito Co. 
The H.^S. PogueCo. 

St. Lolis, Mo.: 
The Famous & Barr Co. 



Artistic Borders in Simple 

By Kathryn Mutterer 

lOST women are giving careful thought 
to their clothes this season, especially 
where a bit of hand decoration is de- 
sired, for this trimming, unless made 

at home, is very expensive. The simplest 
frocks in any material are marked at prohibi- 
tive prices when embroidered or even braided, 
by hand. Yet every woman who would be well- 
dressed realizes that she must have at least one 
embroidered frock or blouse. 

There is always something attractive about a 
hand-decorated garment, a simplicity and orna- 
mental charm that gives it a distinctive style 
not possible to obtain in any other way. 

Bold embroideries are all the rage this year, 
not only because they are pretty but also be- 
cause they develop quickly. Most of the styles 

are so narrow that it does not take long to go 
around the lower edge of a skirt or a blouse, 
even when the design covers a large area. Two 
dainty borders are pictured here, which may 
be used in combination to decorate, in addition 
to blouses, skirts and timics, girdles, collars, 
cuffs and other accessories of the up-to-date 
toilette. The motifs are worked in fiat satin 
stitch and are equally attractive in yarns or 
heavy silks. If greater variety is desired in 
the effect of the trimming, then raised satin 
outline and French knot stitches may be em- 
ployed. The design makes a handsome trim- 
ming for tub fabrics as well as for silks, satins, 
serges, etc. 

One has a wide choice of color schemes in 
working out the design, although there is a 
great vogue for silks in the same shade of the 
dress material — if it be wool or silk — combined 
with beads. There are several combinations 
which blend effectively, however, especially 
the blues and tans, tans and greens, red and 



browiis and pinks and blues. Henna is a 
fashionable color for embroidery, but unless 
one has had wide experience in matching shades, 
it is best used alone, or with black. 

Many a costume in dark blue, black or brown 
places all of its brightness in the embroidery 
on the belt, collar or sleeves. The pattern for 
the design illustrated supplies two and one-half 
yards of one and one-half and eighteen-inch 

Pictorial Review Border Embroidery No. 
1249L Transfer, blue and j^ellow, of 2| yards 
border in each size. Price, 20 cents. 

Pictorial Review patterns on sale by local 

8212 — Ladies' Single-Breasted Jacket (25 
cents). Six sizes, 34 to 44 bust. Size 36 re- 
quires 2| yards 44-inch material, 2f yards 36-inch 

8203 — Ladies' Two-Piecf: CiATHEiaoD Skikt 
(20 cents). lOight sizes, 24 to 38 waist. Lower 
edge width, 1^ yard. Size 20 requires 2} yards 
44-inch material. 

8245 — Ladies' Blouse (25 cents). Six sizes, 
34 to 44 bust. As illustrated in first view, size 
36 requires 3| yards 36-inch material. In 
second large view, size 36 requires 2| yards 36- 
inch material, f yard 27-inch contrasting 
material. Without lining; closed at back. 
Long plain or one-piece sleeves or short sleeves. 
The blouse is perforated for shorter length. 

{Concluded from page 54) 
undertook to assume any operating deficit which 
the express company might incur during govern- 
ment control. Such operating deficit for the 
first year will not be ascertainable or techni- 
cally chargeable against the Railroad Admin- 
istration until the end of twelve months from 
the effective date of the contract, i. e., July 1, 
1918. The amount of this deficit, however, 
should be borne in mind. For the six months 
ending December 31, 1918, such deficit was 
approximately $9,500,000, and for the months 
of January and February, 1919 (including allow- 
ance for back pay to be hereafter paid on 
account of those months), it is roughly esti- 
mated that such deficit will be approximately 
$5,040,000, making the operating deficit now in 
sight for the first eight months of the year 
which will end June 30, 1919, approximately 
$14,540,000. It can reasonably l)c assumed that 
this additional expenditure will have to be 
incurred by the Railroad Administration 
on account of the eight months in question, 
although it will not appear in the accounts until 
after June 30 next. No estimate can yet be 
made for the month of March." 


Baltimore Division 

Superintendent Allen recentl}' sent us the 

"A number of times passengers have spoken 
to me about the unusual courtesy of conductor 
Edward Huffman. One of the cases came 
undermy personal notice. I asked Mr. Huffman 
to come to my office and told him how pleased I 
was to receive such reports and that commen- 
datory qntry would be made on his record." 

Superintendent Allen has written the follow- 
ing commendatory letters to emploj-es of this 

Baltimore, Md., April 12, 1919. 
Thomas A. Locke, Conductor, 
Frederick, Md. 
Dear Sir — While you were at Frederick Junc- 
tion recently, you noticed and reported a broken 
flange under U. T. L. 10491, which was in a train 
passing that point. Your close observance of 
this condition is appreciated. 

Baltimore, Md., April 24, 1919. 
A. T. MoxLEY, Engineer, 

c/o Engine Dispatcher, Riverside. 

Dear Sir — I learn you had extra east, engine 
4543, April 19, with 97 loads; and after breaking 
loose at Gaither, you handled the front end so 
that in backing up 3'ou made a successful coup- 
ling. I am informed that this is a hard place to 
back a train, especially on a curve, as this was, 
and I M'ant to congratulate you on your good 

Connellsville Division 

The accompanying photograph is that of 
Miss Elta L. Shober of Shober, Pa., on the 
Berlin Branch, Connellsville Division. On 

the night of April 11, Miss Shober noticed 
bridge No. 605 on the Berlin Branch afire, and 
awakened her brothers, Galen and Jackson, 
who succeeded in extinguishing it before much 
damage was done. Galen flagged train No. 32 
and also notified the operator at Garrett, Pa., 
who had all trains stopped. 

The prompt action of Miss Shober and her 
brothers is very commendable and highly 
appreciated by the officials of our division, as 
Veil as by the management. 

Miss Elta L. Shober 




On April 22, Mr. John S., Timple of Point 
Marion, Pa., noticed a large rock on the track 
at Cheat River and flagged train No. 84, engine 
2861, at Cheat Haven. The crew of this train 
removed the rock and thus avoided what might 
have proved a bad accident. Our superinten- 
dent, Mr. Brady, wrote Mr. Timple a nice 
letter, commending him on the prompt action 
taken and interest shown. 

Pittsburgh Division 

About 8.00 p. m. March 28, while engine 4502, 
westbound, was pulling over Fifth Avenue at 
McKeesport, some unknown person cut train, 
closing the angle cock. Extra 4502 pulled the 
head end of the train down No. 3 freight track, 
not knowing that the rear end was cut off. In 
the meantime brakeman T. M. Skillen, of 
Demmler Yard, who happened to be on hand, but 
not on duty at the time, notified operator at MK 
Tower of what had happened, and took a mes- 
sage and delivered it to the conductor of train 
No. 65, instructing him to shove the rear end of' 
the train into clear on No. 3 freight track. Mr. 
Skillen also rode No. 65' s engine, made the 
coupling and saw that the cars were shoved 
into the clear on No. 3 track, after which he 
cut No. 65's engine away from the rear end of 
the freight train. He has been commended for 
the interest displayed on this occasion, espe- 
cially because he was not on duty. 

On March 22, S. O. Six, operator at Willow 
Grove, saw that a passing train had left the 
switch open and closed it before the following 
train was derailed. The close attention of Mr. 
Six probably averted an accident, and he has 
been commended. 

J. P. Davidson, operator at Layton, while on 
duty on April 2, noticed that extra east 4094, 
while passing his station, had a chain dragging 
under one of the cars. He promptly got the 
attention of the crew who removed the obstruc- 
tion before it could cause an accident. An 
entry of commendation has been placed on Mr. 
Davidson's record. 

Operator J. J. Lanning, while at Gochring on 
April 13, observed a blazing hot box about 
twenty-five cars from engine, while extra west 
2679 was passing. He notified crew, who 
looked after the matter before it could cause 
an accident. For this he has been commended. 

Mr. Charles Bloomgreen, an employe of the 
Kane Pure Ice Company, Kane, Pa., recently 
discovered a broken rail near the ice factory and 
promptly notified the railroad officials at Kane, 
who were able to notify the crew in charge of 
train No. 57 before it left Kane. This prompt 
action on the part of Mr. Bloomgreen possibly 
averted an accident, and the superinten- 
dent has written to him thanking him for 
his kindness in bringing the matter to our 

The courteous treatment received by a prom- 
inent attorney of Washington, D. C, while 
traveling from Washington to Chicago on train 
No. 5 March 6 and returning on train No. 6 
March 8, gave him an opportunity to give the 
Baltimore and Ohio some deserved commen- 
dation. He wrote to the Hon. W. T. Tyler, 
Director of Operation, United States Railroad 
Administration, Washington, D. C, and stated 
that all the crew members on each of these 
trains were courteous and attentive to the 
highest degree to the end that both trips were 
made pleasant for our patrons. As a result of 
this an entry of commendation has been made 
on the service record of each of the follow- 
ing men, comprising the crews of these trains 
on the dates mentioned: conductors T, G. 
McMahon and D. E. Evans; baggage masters 
P. R. Hurton and C. E. Black; brakemen J, H. 
Brown, W. W. Seel, C D. Barringer and R. 
Nedig. This is the kind of service which 
counts, and we are glad to see that the efforts 
of these employes have been recognized. 

Charleston Division 

R. H. Paxton, section foreman at Elkhurst, 
W. Va., while passing Clone siding, noticed a 
broken wheel on car N. & W. 54199 standing 
on siding. The condition was promptly re- 
ported to train dispatcher, who i)rotectcd car 
by train order until it could be made safe for 
movement. Mr. Paxton is commended for his 
close observance. 

Mr. A. R. Wamsley, of Buckhannon, W. Va., 
has been written a letter of commendation by 
superintendent Trapnell for his prompt action 
in. reporting a broken rail which he happened 
to discover on main track in West Yard, 
Buckhannon. This might have resulted in 
an accident had it not been discovered and 



New Castle Division 

F. H. Sidell, flagman on extra west 2918, 
while at Lodi, Ohio, on April 3, noticed some- 
thing wrong with a car in train of extra east 
4265. He stopped the train and subsequent 
investigation disclosed a broken arch bar. 
For his keen observation of unusual conditions 
while on duty, commendatory entry has been 
prepared and will be placed on his record. 

On April 5, C. W. Stentz, track foreman at 
Lodi, Ohio, noticed brakebeam dragging in 
train of extra 4012 and notified the operator. 
The crew was later notified and the brakebeam 
removed at Sterling. Commendatory entry 
has been placed on record of Mr. Stentz in appre- 
ciation of his action in this case. 

N. H. Shriver, operator at FS Tower, noticed 
something dragging in train of extra west 4271, 
and notified the train dispatcher. The crew 
were notified and, upon examination of the train 
at Ravenna, it was found that brakebeam was 
down on car. Mr. Shriver's actions in this 
instance were commendable, indicating a keen 
interest in his work as well as in the observance 
of unusual conditions. Suitable entry will be 
placed on his record. 

Cleveland Division 

H, Corrigan, bridge inspector, C. T. & V., 
Clevelana Division, on April 25, notified 
conductor Lowther, of train No. 76, of a broken 
flange on L. V. car 26588, which he discovered 
while train was passing between Boston Mill 
and Peninsula. Conductor Lowther had car 
set out of train. Mr. Corrigan has been com- 
mended by the superintendent. 

E. C. Kuhn, locomotive engineer, Lorain, 
Ohio, on Extra west 4200-, on April 29, while 
heading in Patterson Siding for train No. 64, 
noticed a joint with both angle bars broken 
square off on main track; the outside bar 
being a fresh break, the inside bar being 
twenty-five per cent, old crack. Mr. Kuhn 
flagged No. 64, notified the section men and 
also the track supervisor of this defect, 
and repairs were made immediately. He also 
set up a stake at the broken joint so that the 
trackmen would find it easily. He has been 
commended hy the superintendent. 

Chicago Division 

Special mention is made of operator J. B. 
Hayes of Wolf Lake. On April 9, the wires 
being down and preventing him from getting in 
touch with dispatcher, he took personal action 
to get pick-up engine and loads moving. For 
his good judgment and prompt action under 
emergency circumstances he has been com- 

On April 11, when extra 4048, west, suffered 
serious derailment at Fostoria, engineer J. A. 
King, fireman Paul Nebehy, conductor D. C. 
Creeger and brakemen M. E. Kitson and J. A. 
'Stamant rendered valuable service in clearing 
tracks. The work was so handled that delays 
to passenger trains were entirely eliminated. 
Action of this kind on the part of crew is of great 
assistance to those not on the ground and for 
their efforts they have been commended. 

On March 7, operator W. H. Love, on duty at 
Rosedale, observed something dragging under 
extra ast, engine 4048. This obstruction, 
caught in the east end of the crossover, split 
switch point and otherwise damaged switch. 
Operator Love, together with operator W. S. 
Wheaton, disconnected switch and spiked it, 
then made necessary report, thus preventing 
possibility of accident. They are hearti.^' com- 

On March 25, yard brakemanD. K. Killion of 
South Chicago, returning home after the day's 
work, observed that yard engine 2254 was off 
the track at west end of yard. Of his own voli- 
tion he assisted in rerailing engine and fixing 
switch. For his interest in the Company's 
behalf, he is commended. 

On April 6, yard brakemen G. A. Oakley of 
Willard, discovered guard rail missing from 
dead track at coal tipple, spiked switch to pre- 
vent accident and notified section men so that 
repairs could be made. For his close obser- 
vance and prompt action he is commended. 

Indiana Division 

At 6.55 a. m., April 6, at Nebraska, operator 
T. R. Scoopmire detected a broken wheel under 
M. P. 14861, stock car being handled in extra 
2786 west, and car was set out at that point for 
repairs. The strict attention to duty on the 



part of operator Scoopmire is commendable and 
we are glad to mention it in the Safety Roll of 
Honor of the Magazine. 

Toledo Division 

On March 6, Carl Schrieber, signal main- 
tainer helper of Miamisburg, Ohio, observed 
that car in extra 4046, which was moving 
southward, appeared to have a bent axle. 
The operator's attention was called to the fact, 
and by instruction of the dispatcher it was 
set off at Hamilton, because of having a hot 

box. A close inspection later developed the 
fact that Mr. Schrieber's observation was 
correct, and for his close observation of a 
passing train, he is commended. 

F. E. Marker, operator at AK Tower, on 
April 5, while on his way from the office dis- 
covered a one-foot piece of ball of the rail 
broken out of main track rail just north of the 
T. and O. C. crossing. He immediately reported 
it and for his prompt action and interest in the 
averting of a possible serious accident, he is 


ll Join The Clean-up Campaign! 


I i During this month a country -wide campaign is 

I I being conducted for the general improvement of property 
i j by cleaning up all litter and rubbish which may have 
: 1 accumulated. 
1 1 You owe it to yourself to show that you are as good j | 
1 1 a citizen and railroad man as the next fellow. Look j } 
1 1 around you and ascertain the condition of your shop or j ( 
1 1 office. Is it so kept that you would take pride in showing I ( 
( j it to any inspector or official who might visit you ? I ( 

j Is is free from waste paper, oily waste, old lumber j | 

j and similar refuse ? J | 

j How do things look behind the radiators, desks j ( 

I and benches ? 

j How much rubbish is there in the cellar and attic ? 

j Have you disposed of those obsolete records, which 

I are a source of fire hazard ?' , , 

I Write to the proper official for disposition. I j 

I f ) 

j Help Us Prevent Fire— Be Careful 



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Eastern Lines 

Baltimore and Ohio Building 

Law Department 

Correspondent, G. W. Haulenbeek 

The Railroad Administration, and, indeed, 
corporations generally, are now making every 
effort CO effect rigid economy in the various 
branches of service. 

In our department, upon receipt of stationery 
packages, the practice has been to consign the 
paper and string to the waste basket, but now 
all this is changed, and we save the string and 
paper for subsequent use, thus prolonging the 
life of the big roll of paper constantly on hand. 
If this can be done all along the line, you can 
see what beneficial results will follow. 

The champion participant in this regard in 
this department, is William Bruce Berry, the 
jimior clerk. William is always at the peri- 
scope for matters of this kind. His saving 
propensities are not only observed in his work 
in the office, for he is a frequent visitor to the 
Savings Fimd of the Relief Department, a con- 
sistent advocate of the saying — 

"Jack Grimes could save his dimes, 
His wife could save a penny; 
Betwixt the two, they richer grew, 
Yet lived as well as any." 

I have a feeling of comfort and satisfaction in 
thus narrating the accomplishments of William 
Bruce Berry. He does not slide on the tessel- 
lated floor in approaching an elevator. He 
walks with becoming dignity, and I am full 

of praise of his conduct on all occasions. More- 
over, he was the first to subscribe for a Victory 
Loan Note. Girls, look out for him. He will 
be seventeen on July 8. 

I must add a paragraph in reg. d to A. 
Brown's efficiency in the performance of his 
duties. Neither of these yoimg gentlemen, 
please observe, gave me the injimction to re- 
frain from putting them in the IMagazine 

In a very recent letter from Captain A. 
Himter Boyd, Jr., to our E. W. Young, he writes 
that the Magazine is received regularly, and 
fully enjoyed, particularly the Law Department 
items. He afterwards hands the copies to 
other Baltimore and Ohio men who are members 
of his battery. 

He takes the optimistic view that June, the 
month for the departure of his battery for home, 
is not so far off, and wishes he was back in the 
Law Department to help with the work. 

Miss Etta Sullivan, stenographer, has severed 
her connection with the Law Department, and 
we all regret her departure. She has secured a 
similar position with the Government at the 
Proving Groimds located at Aberdeen, Mary- 
land. Miss Sullivan resides at Van Bibber, on 
the Philadelphia Branch, Aberdeen being much 
nearer her home than Baltimore. 

And now we are on the eve of expectancy. 
We are looking for our military contingent to 
return, and we are practicing a warm and gen- 
erous hand clasp so that they will feel that 
our welcome is royal and true. 




Sergeant-Major Melville Gemmill, 
29th Division, A. E. F. 

I do not care to permit the spirit of envy to 
find lodgment in my breast, but here is an ex- 
ception. I do envy the position these gentle- 
men occupy to day, to wit: — 

Captain A. Hunter Boyd, Jr., Lieutenants 
Allen 8. Bowie, Francis Rawlston Cross and 
Sergeant-Major Melville Gemmill. I enclose 
a picture of the latter gentleman, just received 
from "sunny" France. A myriad of young 
ladies in our Central Building, ui)on viewing 
his picture when it appears in the Magazine, 
will mentally exclaim — "Isn't he lovely!" 

To all such it is my duty to remark that the 
Scrgeanl-Major is 1 h(> husband of a beautiful 
Baltimore girl. Yet the exclamation can be 
uttered with i)erfect propriety. 

Relief Department 

(Jorresi)()nd(!nt , li. I la in(; Mahtin 

The two ollicc, giaiils "Sam" (driest, and II. 
C. Shakespeare, are nn-overing froni tluui' 
|)arti('ipa1 ion in what must have fK'<>n a colh'gc; 
"cane rush." 

Possibly the work on which they nrr (Migagcd 
d;iily iii:i,dc tliciii Ice] (iispos<'d l(» ciilcr Ihcir 

names in a "Correspondence" college. They 
didn't bring any college yell back to the office 
with them, but they looked as if they had been 
in a college scrimmage. 

Our office custodian of lingo and medical 
Latin says that one of them is suffering from 
"misplacement of the internal semi-lunar 
fibro-cartilage {meniscus medialis)." We had 
no idea it was as bad as that. He can be thank- 
ful that he didn't get hit by a fewmore syllables; 
if he had, he certainly would have broken his 

Some of our enlisted men object to having 
their deeds placed in print; othors we could not 
locate in time for insertion in the May number. 
• James Rowland Foster, formerly clerk in the 
Medical Examiner's office at Camden Station, 
was overlooked. He enlisted on November 2, 
1917, and has spent his period of service hand- 
ling clothing and supplies with depot brigades 
and at battalion warehouses. 

Every man who did his duty where he was 
assigned to work possibly did not have an inter- 
esting experf^nce, but his work was as essential 
and as vital as if he had served in the field. 

"An army moves on its stomach," and how 
can it move unless it is clothed and fed. 

The Mt. Clare Printing Plant contains some 
admirers of the beauties of nature. One of 
these is George R. Leilich, sometime superin- 
tendent. To secure a change of air and to 
follow the advice of Horace Greeley, he is, at 
this writing, en route to the shores of the 
Pacific. He does not feel "out of sorts," but 
says he wants some other brand of "pi" than 
the one he finds in his own lunch kit. He thinks 
that our breed of "plates" are not his variety, 
so off he goes, and he does not intend to come 
to a "full stop" until he hits the Golden Gate. 
He will not permit any "imposition," not even 
from the porter, while he is "washing up." 

The colored gentleman who removes dust at 
so much per remove will be "slugged" with a 
"stick" if he tries a "run in" on "Uncle 
George." Some reporter is losing a chance on 
good "live copy" by not going along with the 
party. George will meet all the Indians on the 
plains with a "bold face." In the state 
"(!ai)itals" which he visits, he will be able to 
"point out" everything of interest. 

If you are from Missouri he will furnish the 
"{)roof." Here's to George L. and his asso- 
ciates; may they come back feeling "type 
high," and sufficiently rejuvenated to be able 
to accept "jobs" in the presidential "cabinet" 
at Washington. 

The mention of the Printing Plant recalls the 
work of M. J. Conroy, the high class proof- 
reader, who makes that place his habitat. 

Even when we know we're right, we are apt. 
to doubt it when Mr. Conroy says it is other- 
wise. His principal food is errors, which hv. 
cats up like a shortstop eats flies. In order to 
gel his d()p(^ right, he sihmkIs sixteen hours e;ich 
(l:iy sliidyiiig the "who's who" of l\;i.ilro:i(iing, 



the "Standard Dictionary," and a few other 

He's ''upper case" ail over. May his micro- 
scopic yision never grow dim. 

Transportation Department 

Miss Margaret Talbott Stevens 

It was with deep regret that we learned of the 
death of our little friend and fellow-worker, 
Peter Wynne. Aiter several weeks' illness of 
pneumonia, pleurisy and meningitis, he died on 
Saturday, May 3, at about one o'clock. The 
funeral took place on May 6, at 8.30 a. m. After 
a short service at his home at 1405 McHenry 
Street, there was a requiem mass celebrated at 
St. Martin's Church, of which Mr. Wyime was 
a member. A delegation of his fellow-workers 
from the department attended and acted as 
honorary pall-bearers. Those serving in this 
capacity were the following: W. R. Miller, 
C. F. Scharnagle, L. K. Burns, P. S. Wood, 
W. J. Marley, C. F. Roycroft, T. A. McCann, 
C. E. Griffith, J. H. Hart, J. F. Volk, C. J. 
Workman, W. G. Siebert, H. H. Hiller, J. B. 
Egerton, E. K. Lawrence, T. A. Murphy, J. 
Newman and C. E. Hood. 

Mr. Wynne is survived by his father, Mr. 
James Wynne, of the Western National Bank, 
his mother, two brothers and one sister. In- 
terment was made in New Cathedral Cemetery. 

On Sunday, May 4, as D. M. Fisher was rest- 
ing from his weary duties of the past week, 
gracefully draped in a big Morris chair, en- 
joying his cigarette and morning paper, he was 
startled by a tapping at his door. So engrossed 
was he in the sporting news that the sound fell 
on his ears like a clap of thunder. 

'■'What's that, I wonder," he said to himself 
as he hurried along the hallway. Before he 
reached the door the knob turned, and in walked 

"What on earth do you want," asked Mr. 

"Here's a package for you. Came by the 
moniing express," answered the stork. 

•'Well, what do you want me to do with it?" 

"Oh, just train it in the way it should go, then 
take it down to the Baltimore and Ohio," 
answered the stork, and was gone. , 

Mr. Fisher took the package. And the next 
morning at the office he told us what was in it. 
And he smiled the smile of "Teddy" Roosevelt. 
And we smiled, too. 

It was a boy, and his name is D. M., Jr. 

Telegraph Department 

Correspondent, Miss Della M. Hain 

The foremen of the Telegraph Department 
were brought together recently to discuss 
matters concerning maintenance of telegraph 
and telephone lines, handling of work reports, 
etc., and we feel sure that the conf(n"en('o will 

result in a material improvement in this branch 
of the service. 

A close check is being maintained on the 
expense of telephone long distance and toll calls, 
and we are encouraged by the showing made. 
Telephone rates have been increased and each 
employe should do his bit towards keeping this 
expense at a minimum. "Every little 'bit' 

In his recent round of the Baltimore and Ohio 
building, Cupid did not neglect to visit the ex- 
change. Miss Lola Stack, we understand, is 
the person to be congratulated. 

F. G. Adams, circuit manager, has a letter 
from his son. First Lieutenant F. G. Adams, Jr., 
stating that he is "still living on the Riviera 
and living like a king, all for $L00 a day." 
The hotel at which Lieutenant Adams is staying 
is a $3,000,000 structure and one of France's 

Our censor, John E. Spurrier, is doing fine work 
in eliminating superfluous words which are 
frequently embodied in telegrams. Wonder if 
folks realize what a service could be accom- 
plished by* always using the code when possible, 
and avoiding all unnecessary words. 

G. F. Schuster 
Auditor Coal and Coke Receipts' OCfice 



Auditor Coal and Coke Receipts 

Correspondent, John Limpert 

Picture on preceding page is of G. F. Schuster, 
somewhere in France with Company 73-66 R. 
T. C, A. E. F. At the time of writing George 
was unable to state when he would return, but 
unless he is a lot different from thousands 
of others, that happy day cannot come too 

Yes, the big game was finally played on Good 
Friday, and as the single men have been trying 
to win for the past four years, it seems that they 
were "due," and they are now the "champs" 
for the year 1919. Of course, the mere fact that 
the married men loaned the single men their 
pitcher, "Al" Lehman (and "Al," by the way, 
pitched a pretty good game) has nothing to do 
with the score of 19 to 9. 

There are two main reasons why the single 
men won. One is pitcher "Ed" PfeifTer, who 
attempted to put 'em over for the married men, 
and the other is "Heavy" Bums, umpire for the 
single; men. 

(JutKid(i of oiu) disastrous inning, when "Ed" 
lost all idea as to where the home plate was 

located, the game was not so bad — that is, except 
for the work on the part of "Umps" Burns. 

They can all say what they will about old 
man Spedden, but "Speed" can still bat 'em 
out and notwithstanding his sixty odd years, 
his eye is good and he can still beat some of the 
younger ones on the paths. 

Probably a little later in the season a return 
game will be arranged, when the married men 
promise to put it all over the other crew. Let's 
wait and see. 

Picture of the winners herewith are, seated, 
front, le(t to right — Muth and Starke. Seated, 
back — Kruse, Link, Poole, Svec, Kimball and 
Earp. Standing — Ackler, Burns, Lehman and 
Luken. . 

And of the losers, left to right — Downey, 
Limpert, Eberle, Miller, PfeifTer, Pund, Kelly, 
Henry and Spedden, with Landerkin, seated. 

A lively interest is being taken in the weekly 
talks conducted by the Y. M. C. A. This is 
due to the good speakers who have been as- 
signed to this office, and largely through the 
fine manner in which the Rev. Robert D. Clare 
handles his subjects. It is indeed a real pleas- 
ure to hear this gentleman talk and we certainly 
miss him when he cannot be present. 



Somebody once said: 

"Man's love is of man's life a thing apart, 

'Tis woman's whole existence." 
We do not doubt the veracity of this statement 
when it is demonstrated daily by a certain 
sweet young lady of the office who sits gazing 
into space with a blank, far away (probably 
France) look on her face. This same party 
appears to be rapidly losing weight and unless 
she is more careful, will be tossed out of the 
*'P. K. Klub." 

Miss E. M. Ritter, Underwood billing machine 
operator, is wearing a beautiful solitaire and 
we understand that the big event is to take 
place this fall.' Blessings on you, my children. 

The April sale of Victory Stamps by the two 
teams of this office was as follows: 

Victory Girls Victory Boys 

April $590.00 $98.25 

Previous sales .... 101 . 00 97 . 75 


... $691.00 $196.00 

It begins to look as if the Girls are going to 
walk away with this contest, and unless you 
fellows get busy, by the end of the year you 
won't be able to see that other team with a ten 
foot telescope. Come on, men, let's cut that 
lead down somewhat. 

Auditor Disbursements 

Correspondent, John C. Svec 

On Good Friday morning the Auditor Dis- 
bursements office turned out in full force to 

witness the baseball game between their team 
and that of the Federal Auditor's office, at 
Clifton Park. As anticipated, we carried away 
the laurels by the close score of 9 to 8. 

Our office was well represented at the baseball 
game between Johns Hopkins and the 117th 
Trench Mortar Battery, and during the game 
every Trench Mortar boy who made a three base 
hit was presented with a box of candy by one of 
our representatives. Incidentally three base 
hits were numerous. Our boys with the 117th 
Trench Mortar Battery are as follows: Vernon 
Yealdhall, Leo Dwyer, T. D. Campbell, Ed- 
ward Fanning, William J. Jubb and Alphabet 
Murphy. A delegation of fifty clerks from the 
office met them at Mt. Royal and gave them a 
rousing reception. 

We have received word that Harry A. Roddy, 
George L. Burns and John J. Whelan have 
safely reached the United States and we expect 
soon to see them among us again. 

Our correspondence file clerk, Miss Elsie V. 
Cunningham, seems to have gotten tired of 
looking at the Auditor Disbursements' files and 
has decided to change her name to Mrs. James 
R. Lowell. The ceremony will take place at 
Ainslie's Christian Church, Fulton Avenue, on 
June 21. Congratulations, Miss Elsie, and may 
your wedded life be full of happiness. 

We also announce the marriage of Miss 
Blanche Meyers, a former clerk in this office, 

They Lost, but They're Married — hence Happy 


to Frank Wilheliii, clerk in the Paynuister's 
office, on April 30. 

We all miss Harry Chesebrough, who is laid 
up on account of having been in an automobile 
accident. We also miss Miss Elizabeth Habicht, 
who has had to undergo an operation for blood 

The employes of the M. C. B. Bureau of this 
office sincerely regret the loss of their fellow 
clerk, Mrs. M. L. Luby, who died on April 9. 

This picture is of Private George W. Mettle, 
former head clerk of the Journal Entry Bureau 
of this office, who is now serving with Company 
L, 313th Infantry, American Expeditionary 
Forces, France. The boys long to see George 
return — he was a good duck-pin hitter. 

Private George W. Mettle 
Company L, 313th Infantry, A. E. F. 

Auditor Merchandise Receipts 

Correspondent, P. H. Starklauf 

"What is the secret of success?" asked the 

"Push," said the button. 

"Always keep cool," said the ice. 

"Keep up to date," said the calendar. 

"Never lose your head," said the barrel. 

"Make light of everything," said the fire. 

"Do a driving business," said the hammer. 

"Aspire to greater things," said the nutmeg. 

"Find a good thing and stick to it," said the 

The last applies to each and every individual 
wlio endeavors to get to the goal of success, 
you and me included. 


C. L. Molesworth, a member of the Hoi)kins 
Unit, has resinned duties in the office, as well 
as W. C. Namuth, who was formerly a member 
of the 115th Infantry, but later transferred to 
the Second Anti-Aircraft Machine Gim Bat- 

F. A. McCann and Roy Massicot of the Sus- 
pense Account Bureau have returned after 
serious illness. 

The following changes in the Interline Settle- 
ment Division are noted: T. H. Murray to 
Desk No. 6; Stanley Wolf to Desk No. 13; 
Clyde Gray to Desk No. 14; W. Robert Wheeler 
to Desk No. 15-A; George F. Creswell to Desk 
No. 16; Harry Hoffman to Desk No. 23; Martin 
H. Stout to Desk No. 25; Frank Tinsley to 
Desk No. 42. Continued success, fellows! 

Mrs. Merle Miller presented her husband 
"John," who operates Desk No. 28, with a 
healthy ten pound daughter recently. Best 

The office baseball team has been organized 
and we are sure that the same interest will be 
manifested this season as several years ago, 
when fine games were put up at Connellsville, 
Philadelphia, Grafton, Fairmont and other 
points along the line. Arrange dates with 
James W. Spurrier, manager. Room No., 1000, 
Baltimore and Ohio Building. 

Miss Marie Weber recently visited New York 
to greet her brother, a member of the 117th 
Trench Mortar Battery, Maryland's first to 
fight. This imit of the Rainbow Division saw 
service on all of the Western front, quite a few 
of our boys being in the organization. 

Miss Mary Hewitt and Miss Gladys Osborne 
have returned, much improved, after their trip 
to Chicago. They visited some of our local 
freight office force while there and, from photos 
they got in Lincoln Park, they not only shot 
pictures but were shooting darts at some ro- 
mantic young men's hearts. 

"Eddie" Barton, of the Agents' Settlement 
Bureau, won the 115 pound (bantam weight) 
championship title in the annual boxing tourna- 
ment of the South Atlantic Association, Ama- 
teur Athletic Union, held at the Baltimore 
Athletic Club, Saturday night, April 19. Bar- 
ton is a member of the Y. M. C. A. and a clever 
little boxer. He put up a fast, aggresive fight 
and had his opponent practically helpless in 
the last round. Congratulations, Bart. 

C. H. Grebe, who formerly operated Desk 
No. 14, is on a furlough. In the meantime he is 
engaged in business in the country. Success 
to you, "Buck." 

For the benefit of the newer employes, let us 
state that practical suggestions and criticisms 
are invited in order that we may.tnaintain our 
efficient standard. No one should hesitate to 



make suggestions for the good of the organiza- 
tion. Such communications should be directed 
to the deportment officer of the department, 
N. F. Davis, the assistant auditor, who usually 
investigates and tries out the practicability of 
all new ideas. 

Miss Wilcox, a social worker, now assigned 
to duties in France, recently addressed the 
Accounting Department, this office being one 
to have the honor of having this noble young 
woman call and make appeals for assistance in 
carrying on the work of the American Com- 
mittee for Relief in the devastated French 
regions. Her talk was straight to the point, 
an eloquent plea for France, where she expected 
to return about May 1. Needless to state, our 
boys and girls came across as usual. The young 
lady was introduced by vice-president George 
M. Shriver. 

On April 8, at about 10.30 a. m., a fire broke 
out on the top floor of Section *'A/' Camden 
Warehouses, among the records of the office of 
General Superintendent Motive Power. At 
the time of its discovery it threatened to do 
considerable damage, but the prompt action 
of the claim checking force of our office, not 
only prevented its spreading, but soon had it 
extinguished. They were duly commended by 
the custodian of records at Camden and also 
by W. E. Rittenhouse auditor merchandise 
receipts. Those who assisted were: E. J. 
Napfel, R. B. Hall, G. H. Kern, W. A. Williams, 
W. S. Mangold and R. L. Snyder. 

This office went ''Over the Top" in sub- 
scriptions to the Victory Loan. Returns show 
$25,000 subscril^ed. 

/ uditor Miscellaneous Accounts 

Correspondent, B. A. Lippert 

When Base Hospital No. 42 arrived at Mt. 
Royal Station on April 27, it brought with it 
Corporal Maurice E. Dill, our "Boy" of the 
Saw Bone Art. Mr. Dill was met by a special 
committee of one from this office, namely. 
Burton Fosler, who reports that Dill is in per- 
fect health and looking better than any one else 
in his unit. We are awaiting our turn to greet 
Mr. Dill when he arrives at the office. • 

Owing to the untiring efforts of Miss Edna 
Bowen, the committee for the "VICTORY 
LOAN" in this office, we have registered 
$2,150.00 to date, May 1. Miss Bowen deserves 
great credit for her untiring efforts to make our 
subscription a creditable one. 

Auditor Passenger Receipts 

Correspondent, Frederick S. Johnson 

Private Chester A. Donelson, who has just 
rctiu-ncd from. France, was a runner for the 

313th Infantry during its drive on Montfaucon, 
which began at five o'clock on the morning of 
September 26. He stayed with them imtil 
October 1, when he was badly gassed and taken 
to a hospital. After recovering, he was placed 
in charge of a hospital ward, as he was not able 
to return to his outfit, and remained there until 
sent home. We are all very glad to have him 
back with us again. 

Private Chester A. Donelson 

New York Terminals 

Correspondent, Patrick Lucey 

March 1, 1919 
Said J. J. B. with his heart aglow: 

"My lease has only a month to go," 
And flapping his wings he let out a crow: 

''I have a boat and a bungalow." 

April 1, 1919 
Said J. J. B. ''Where the seawinds blow, 

The billows surge and the oysters grow, 
With the sun above and the mud below. 

There's no place like home — in my bungalow. " 

April 15, 1919 
Shivering close to a small oil-stove 

While Boreas roars and the "beautiful snow" 
Beats in through the cracks says Joe : "Heigh-ho ! 

'Tis a merry life in a bungalow." 

Adaptability is an attribute that can carry a 
man a long way on the road to success. When 
to this is added a graceful and easy manner, 
fluency of speech, a knowledge of railroad diplo- 
macy, there is not the least doubt of a man's 
usefulness to a transportation company. We 



A Chunk of the Leviathan— Note the Swarms of Returning Soldiers Aboard 

introduce John P. O'Reilly, lighterage agent, 
Produce Exchange. 

To our New York forces, he needs no intro- 
duction. Coming to us as tallyman at St. 
George in 1903, he has climbed the ladder, 
becoming westbound clerk in 1907, then trans- 
ferred to Pier 22, N. R., where he obtained an 
extensive knowledge of transportation of freight, 
and finally to the city eastern freight agent, 
S. D. Riddle, Produce Exchange, when he 
became chief of the Lighterage Bureau in 
February, 1916. 

It is in his dealing with steamship agents and 
exporting houses that Mr. O'Reilly's work 
stands out prominently. To secure an exten- 
sion of time on steamship schedules here, to 
help out a stevedoring company there, to quiet 
the angry tones of an impatient exporter, these 
kinks in the machinery are delegated to him. 
His complete mastery of the lighterage situa- 
tion enables him to allay the grouch of even the 
most turbulent. 

With Mr. O'Reilly taking care of the material 
and A. L. Mickelson, assistant terminal agent, 
looking out for the physical end at St. George, 
the lighterage business recently opened up is 
bound to be successful. These gentlemen have 
on previous occasions demonstrated their 
ability in establishing records. It now de- 
volves on them to outdo their previous efforts. 
We know they can do it. 

"Nothing succeeds like success." He came 
to Pier 22, N. R., as a tallyman in 1907. In 1908 
he was promoted to receiving clerk. In 1910 he 
was an assistant foreman. When a foreman 
was reciuired at Pi(;r 21, E. R., the job was 
given to him. Wh(m busin(\ss aKsume(l alarm- 
ing proportions at Pier 7, N. R., he was trans- 

ferred there, and on April 1 of this year, he was 
sent to our Wallabout Pier, Brooklyn, as agent. 
Such is the record of C. N. Toomey. A foreman 
on the New York Piers must be able to deal 
successfully with all sorts and condition of men. 
Mr. Toomey has accomplished this task well. 
Keep it up, Mr. Toomey, you are only in the 
middle of the ladder. All the boys, and the 
girls too, wish you the best of good luck. 

''And did you see my little Jimmy marching?" 
With coquetry emblazoned in the eyes of the 
singer and an assumed Gaelic brogue, how often 
have we listened with pleasure to that strain 
since our advent into the war! With it we vis- 
ualize the achievements of our "Jimmie" Hamil- 
ton, ex-sergeant, 77th Division. "Jimmie" was 
among the first who went to Uncle Sam's aid, 
when, disregarding exemption, he bade a wid- 
owed mother good bye. It was a Spartan-like 
parting, ringing with the same thrill of patri- 
otism that made immortal the command, "Come 
back with your shield or on it." 

"Jimmie" saw action at Chateau Thierry, in 
the Argonne and in the Vcsle. From the effects 
of wounds received in the Argonne, he was inva- 
lided home and was mustered out of the service 
last March. So if he did not keep in step just 
like his daddy on the seventeenth of March, 
the reason was the effects of some Boche shrap- 
nel in his right knee. Though he can boast of 
three wound stripes, "Jimmie" is now appar- 
ently in fairly good health and regrets that he 
was not present when that Lodestar of Justice, 
the Stars and Stripes, were floated over the 
towers of Coblentz and other citadels of Rhine- 

"Act well your part, there all the honor lies." 
There was a gap in our ranks and we could not 


seem to fill it. The position may be held down 
by another, but there was no one that had the 
traits that made A. J. ToUey one of the most 
popular among our force. ToUey was called 
last July to help ''settle the muss." Within a 
month, he was mighty proficient in all the 
preliminary duties of a soldier, so proficient 
that he vows he will never go to see that movie 
of Charlie Chaplin in "Right Shoulder Arms." 
Kaiser Bill was considerate of ToUey, and his 
suppliant cries of "sufficient" saved our hero 
from the rigors of the front line trenches. 
Little towns have their faults, but not so with 
South Orange, N. J., where Tolley makes his 
domicile. For when they decided to parade 
as a stimulus to the Victory Drive, they re- 
quested Tolley to lead the march. Some 
honors, eh? 

"Company Attention!" commands the cap", 
tain. The graceful folds of Old Glory are care" 
fully lowered as the notes of the "Star-Spangled 
Banner" echo in the breeze. We stand as com- 
manded at retreat. This was a scene not 
easily forgotten, says Sydney Keassing, of our 
Accounting Department, recently returned from 
the Flanders front after serving as a volunteer 
for eleven months. 

There are at least half a dozen of our younger 
set who expect soon to rehearse "for better or 
for worse." Well, the war is over, and former 
correspondents of this column complained bit- 
terly of the tameness thao surrounded the office. 

There is a youth who makes the rounds of the 
office several times a day. For disposing of 
mail he has no equal. Why does he keep 
smiling? Not because his job is easy, but 
because he loves his work. Edward Reardon 
always sees the silver lining. 

We have nailed our colors to the mast, 
our motto being, ''Efficiency is the product 
of endeavor." 

James L. Sullivan, Bridgeman, St. George 


Herman Hafferkamp on Submarine Chaser 

Staten Island Rapid Transit 

Correspondent, J. V. Costello 

The above photograph is of Herman Haffer- 
kamp in the engine room of Submarine Chaser 
No. 63 in the English Channel. He has been 
stationed on this boat for several months. 
Before entering the Navy, HafTerkamp was 
employed by the Company as a locomotive 

You will note by this picture that James L. 
Sullivan, bridgeman, is stationed at the wheel 
on Bridge No. 1, St. George. Mr. Sullivan was 
born in Ireland, February 4, 1866. He entered 
the service of the Company, August 11, 1882, as 
laborer, was promoted September 10, 1894 to 
bridgeman, and has been working as such up to 
the present date. 

J. J. Killeen, formerly stationmaster at St. 
George, has resumed his duty as towerman at 
Tower B, St. George. 

P. Weber, a student of the I. C. S., graduated 
with high honors and was (immediately pro- 
moted to the position of electrical maintainer at 
St. George Terminal. 

W. P. Slattery has been appointed station- 
master at St. George, vice J. J. Killeen, trans- 



On May 7, the following conductors left to 
attend the convention of the Order of Railroad 
Conductors at St. Louis: J. B. Gerow, William 
O'Connor, D. B. Hayes, E. J. Wagner, W. J. 
Hayes, J. A. Lynch, Thomas Carroll (delegate 
from the New York Division), and H. Williams. 

Conductors J. Zimmer and F. Schaaf left May 
9 to attend convention of the Brotherhood of 
Railroad Trainmen, which was held in Colum- 
bus, Ohio. 

Private Carl Anderson, who enlisted in a Rail- 
road Regiment when we declared war, has been 
honorably discharged and resumed duties in the 
service of the Company. 

Private F. G. Nodocker, who enlisted in a 
Stevedoring Regiment, has been honorably dis- 
charged. "Fred" is in the best of health. 

On Sunday night, April 13, train inspectors 
Sheppard and Lavin, who were at Grant City, 
learned from conductor Charles Wheeler that 
the railroad station had been robbed, and con- 
ductor Wheeler pointed out two young men who 
had been shown to him as the possible offenders. 
Quick action by Sheppard and Lavin resulted 
in their arrest. 

While E. J. Dolan, crew dispatcher, Clifton, 
S. I., was returning from lunch March 11, he 
noticed a man under the influence of liquor 
about to fall from the eastbound platform 
in front of an approaching train, Mr. Dolan 
immediately went to his aid and no doubt saved 
his life. 

Joseph R. King, first trick operator, Mariners 
Harbor, has returned from the National Con- 


The Idle Hour Cottage is well known to most of the employes of the Philadelphia Division, especially those in train 
service. It was established in 1911 by Herman Myers, fireman on train No. 61 and he is still the financier. Henry A. 
Raymond, father of our artist-brakeman of that name on the division, and known to the boys as "Pop," is the General 
Manager of the Cottage, and it is through his interest and work that the Hostelry has become famous for its wheat cakes 
and country sausage. The crews of trains Nos. 61 and 66 are the chief patrons of the house and would not swap its hospi- 
tality for that of the Ritz-Carlton. The illustration, signed by flagman West, but which, we must say. looks as if it came 
from a more familiar pen, shows the other two most important members of the establishment— the cat. aged seven and' 
famous mouser, and the dog, of unknown age but of established reputation. 



vention of the Order of Railway Telegraphers 
held at Cincinnati, Ohio. The western air and 
girls made a great impression upon "Jog," and 
it is rumored that he is about to request trans- 
portation to one of the western towns. 

Miss I. McCarthy has been appointed secre- 
tary of the Safety First Committee organized 
in Clifton shop. 

M. J. Kubinak returned to duty as towerman 
after serving Uncle Sam in the 304th Engineers. 
He enlisted when we declared war. 

All employes at Clifton wish to express to 
W. Welihan, machinist foreman, their sincere 
sympathy in the loss of his son. 

Baltimore Division 

W. H. Tarr, Superintendent's Office, Camden 

In leaving the Baltimore Division, superin- 
tendent Allen paid his respects to the employes 
he had been associated with in the following 

Baltimore, Md., April 30, 1919. 
Employes Baltimore Division: 

1 want to thank you all for your hearty co- 
operation during the trying period of the War 
and since. 

If you do as well for my successor as you did 
for me, he will be a very fortunate man. Do 
better for him if you can. 

Good Bye and Good Luck, 
P. C. Allen, 


The report of automatic signal faihu-es on 
our division for the pe^'iod ending April 20, as 
submitted by supervisor J. B. Bussard, was so 
satisfactory that superintendent Allen wrote a 
letter to division engineer Crites, asking that 
Mr. Bussard be complimented. 

On a trip to his home town, York, Pa., 
"Polk County" Strevig had the misfortime to 
sprain his foot. Since his return he has been 
learning to walk again. If you have a migra- 
tory feeling, come in and see Mr. Strevig. He 
will tell you all about land in Polk County, 

Abraham Lincoln and Miss Marie Shipley, 
of Colonel Grammes' terminal force, quietly 
stole a march on the rest of us and went to 
Washington and got married. Good luck, 

Miss Soldier-Man Benjamin, of Colonel 
Grammes' terminal force, has all her little 
soldiers lined up on her desk. They are of all 
the nationalities and one who has been sending 
her a lot of stuff from France. We don't know 
his nationality. 

On April 27, L. G. Forster, timekeeper in the 
Division Accountant's office, visited Sykesville. 
Since that time all his friends have been wonder- 
ing what the attraction may be, although he 
has been paying due respects to a certain young 
lady who resides in that town, also working in 
this office. This being the month of June, we 
are looking forward to some strange happenings. 

Come on, "Lou," be a sport. Give us a little 
warning. When is it coming off? 

Camden Agent's Office 

Correspondent, W. H. Bull 

C. E. Kirschman, Accounting Department, 
is seriously ill, and for the, last three weeks has 
been a patient at Johns Hopkins Hospital. We 
are keeping his room supplied with flowers, and 
hope for his speedy recovery. We miss you, 
"Chris," and want you back. 

Herbert Gochnauer, of the 117th Trench 
Mortar Battery, fellow clerk at Camden Freight 
Station, arrived in this country recently. He 
paid us a visit, and was greeted with keen 
pleasure. Nothing is too good for a member of 
this glorious outfit. 

W. F. Spurrier, who put his railroad knowl- 
edge gained at Camden Station to good account 
while in France, recently arrived at New- York 
from overseas. Welcome home, Wendell. ,We 
hope to see you soon. 

George L. Spittel, Accounting Department; 
is the father of another boy, making thr^e in all- 
George is so happy that he has purc.xased a 
home at Halethorpe to give these boys plenty 
of room for romping. 

Washington, D.C., Freight Station 

Correspondent, W. L. Whiting, Chief Clerk 

With the thermometer well up in the eighties 
and the bright blue sky overhead, it looks as if 
Washington was about to enjoy a spell of the 
good old summer weather for which it is justly 
famous. This brings with it thoughts of base- 
ball, the silver trout, the dear old "swimming 
hole," and all the other things associated with 
sum.mer. Our boys and girls are beginning to 
show interest in the great out-of-doors, and every 
day, during the noon hour, they enjoy them- 
selves on the lawn in the front of the building, 
with such athletic stunts as suggest themselves 
to them. This gives them all greater energy 
for the work to be accomplished during the 
remainder of the day. 

In one of the recent issues of the Magazine, 
mention was made of the arrival, via Stork Air 
Line, of a granddaughter in the family of our 
veteran claim clerk, Jesse T. Carr. The 



Jesse T. Carr and Granddaughter 

accompanying photograph shows grand-dad and 
grand-child, snapped at a moment when they 
were the proudest pair in this city. Note how 
carefulh' grand-dad is holding the youngster; 
he evidently has no intention of letting go of 
her until he can place her in hands as safe as his 

Washington is in the midst of the great 
VICTORY LOAN DRIVE, and it is inspiring 
to see every evening the large search-lights 
that are throwing their beams in all directions, 
lighting up the various buildings, and here and 
there picking out American flags, as well as 
those of the Allies, that have been fired from 
guns into the air for the express purpose of 
being discovered by 'the search-lights. Aero- 
planes are also discovered sailing around in the 
darkness. The most beautiful illumination, 
however, is on the Capitol building, upon 
which many lights are throAMi, giving it a won- 
derfully transparent appearance, if viewed from 
a distance. It is worth coming a long distance 
to see the Capitol at night. 

The doubter on the business future of the 
country should come into our station and see 
the number of cars of merchandise that are 
being handled. Indications are that the good 
work is going to keep up during the summer. 
It has been found necessary to augment our 
forces, both in the office and on the platform. 
That is what we are here to look after, and we 
sincerely hope that an era of great prosperity 
is })efore us. 

Sickness has again struck our force, but, with 
the warmer weather, we are hoping for a let up 
on such visitations. H. G. Howard, correction 
clerk, was confined to his house for several days 
with a heavy cold which threatened to develop 
pneumonia, but, with good care, he was able to 
ward ofT the dread disease. He has returned 
to duty and feels as well as ever. Karl D. Fox, 
car record clerk, is at present home with an 
attack of ( sore throat. I^ast rei)orts 
show him t() be getting along nicely. Our 

veteran delivery clerk, Cj^rus R. Heller, who 
has been mentioned before in these columns, is 
still confined to his home. 

Mount Clare Shops 

Correspondent, Miss Mildred Goetzixger 

The photograph below is of Miss Dora 
Engel, sister of Raj' Engel, tinner at Mount 
Clare, who has returned to his former position 
after having served in the United States Flying 

Mount Clare has reason to be proud of all tha 
men she sent ''Over There" — each and every one 
has given the best that was in him. W. J. 
Eyerh', who was an apprentice at the time of 
his enlistment, has returned to duty a^ a 
machinist, after having served with the 19th 
Engineers in France. C. J. Kammerer, boiler- 
maker apprentice; Wilson Hatcherson, machinist 
apprentice; Charles Moxley, helper on the 
freight track; Walter Rice, helper in the passen- 
ger car erecting shop and W. J. Disney, helper 
in the paint shop, have also returned to tneir 
old positions, after military service. 

Mount Clare Welfare Athletic and Pleasure 

The body of Authur Herberson, who was 
drowned in the Patuxent River at Laui^l while 
fishing, was discovered after five weeks' search 
two miles below the place where he was fishing. 
The body was found b}' Howard Brown, car 
builder in the Round Shop, who received the 
reward of $25.00 offered by this Association 
for its recovery. 

The Supervisors' team, coached by W. S. 
Eyerly, assistant superintendent of shops, had 
their first practice on April 29, and the next 
day most of them came to work on crutches. 

Miss Dora Engel 



Aviator Joseph Schwartz 

The accompanying picture is of Aviator 
Joseph Schwartz, who has been in the Navy for 
over a year and is stationed at PensacoUi, 
Fla. Mr. Schwartz was formerly a moulder 
at Mount Clare. 

The last regular meeting of the Welfare 
Association was held on April 11 at Moore's 
Institute, Baltimore and Carey Streets, after 
which there was dancing, which lasted until 
midnight. The music was played by the 
Welfare Band and refreshments were served 
about 10.30 p. m. 

Flowers or fruit have recently been sent to 
the following sick or injured: Charles S. Mur- 
phy, J. W. Bo^'d, George Sprmkle, Horace 
Bethel, J. Streib, C. Bloomfield, Wilbur Bon- 
sall, H. L. Taylor and Jacob Algire. Floral 
designs have been sent to the following deceased 
members: E. Douskr, Joseph Vale, G. G. 
Hughes, J. Shuck. We extend our heartfelt 
sympathy to the members of their different 

It gives us pleasure to announce that Rudolph 
Shuransky of the Passenger Car Erecting Shop 
was the first man at Mount Clare to win a Ger- 
man dress helmet by buying a Victory Bond. 

The Mount Clare Blues, a baseball team 
composed entirely of clerks at Mount Clare, ex- 
pect to challenge the champion teams of tiie 
System this year and in the meantime they are 
taking all comers. Correspond with F. K. 
Baker, manager, care of the accountant's office 
at Mount Clare. 

The annual all-day Tolchester excursion will 
be held on June 14. 

The good old stork recently delivered to 
W. H. Kuszmaul, pipefitter in the Paint Shop, 
a handsome fifteen pound boy. 

In the Mount Clare Welfare Duckpin League, 
our boys have finished their season in grand 
style, with No. 2 Machine Shop in front. This 

is the second season that the Machinists have 
captured the trophy. They had the lead the 
best part of the season by a large margin. Men 
that captured prizes at all two-ball games 
were: High individual score for one game, 
Beaumont, 143; high individual score for three 
games, Beaumont, 348; high individual average 
for season, i\I. Heckwolf, 95 49.75; high team 
score for three games, No. 2 Machine Shop, 
1,511; high team score for one game. Iron Foun- 
dry, 520. 

Standing of the teams at end of season: 


Won Lost Cent. 

No. 2 Machine Shop 


23 .693 

Pipe and Tin Shop 
Iron Foundrv 


32 .573 


36 .520 

Automatic Department 


50 .333 

Averages of men 

in league: 

Total Pins 


Aver VGE 

Heckwolf, M 
















Beaumont, L 















Gollery, Edward... 

























6,437 1 ^' 



Heckwolf, George. .4,415 











Gollery, Emmet. . . 



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The members of the Welfare Band have been 
measured for their summer uniforms. 

The membership of this Association is now • 
1.800, having taken in the Printing Plant, with 
W. E. Staines as committeeman, and the 
Maintenance of Way employes working at Mount 
Clare, with W. L. Crothers as committeeman. 
We have had a number of requests from em- 
ployes both at the Baltimore and Ohio Building 
and Baileys for membership in the Welfare 
Association and we would like to accede to 
thefti, but our constitution provides that we 
can only accept as members those who are 
employed at Mount Clare. We would be glad 
to give any assistance in organizing a Welfare 
Association at any point in Baltimore. 

Cumberland Division 

E. C. Drawbaugh, Division Operator 
Laura E. Lingamfelter, Stenographer, Mainte- 
nance of Way Department 

Our Y. M. C. A. has organized a baseball 
team from players from the local shops which 
is to represent that organization. Perry Will- 



ard is captain, R. G. Allamong, business man- 
ager, and J. C. Harris is field manager. 

The banks along our tracks at Magnolia 
cut-off near Doe Gully, W. Va., are being wid- 
ened in an effort to prevent landslides. The 
improvement will cover about five miles. 
About 200 workmen are employed, and are being 
housed at Doe Gully. The operations wall 
require several wrecks to finish. 


Corresi)ondent, H. B. Kight, Ticket Clerk 

On April 7 the mother of ticket clerk Harry 
Kight passed away after an illness of many 
months. Learning of her death, the editor of 
the Magazine took the liberty of sending a 
line of s}Tnpathy to M-, Kight, who, as our 
readers know, is the Magazine correspondent 
for Keyser. The letter of acknowledgment 
from Mr. Kight contained such a beautiful 
expression of filial love and devotion that we 
are sure that he will pardon us for publishing 
a part of it, viz. : 

"Mother w^as an invalid for a number of 
years, yet she bore her pain without a murmur. 
On Sunday last she went into a coma from which 
she never awoke, and on Monda}^, April 7, she 
passed away while I held her in my arms. It 
has been my privilege to minister to her for a 
long time. When I was not on duty I was car- 
ing for her as would a nurse. Now God has tak- 
en her from me and over on the shores of the 
River, beneath the trees, she is waiting for me. 
I shall ever cherish her memory and try to 
live so that when my Maker calls, we can be 
joined together to live throughout eternity." 

It is with deep regret that we report that 
George Wall^urn, a well known brakeman. who 
, fell from his train on April 20, had his right leg 
so badly crushed that amputation was neces- 
sary. His leg was taken off betw^een the hij) 
and the knee. He was rushed to the Hoffman 
hospital, Dr. Hoffman performing the opera- 
tion. He is recovering. 

William Jennings Bryan spoke to the shop 
men in the machine shop at noon on April 26. 
The place was packed and all enjoyed ^the 
address on the "League of Nations" and 

"Brackett" Tharp, fireman, recently visited 
his sailor son at Norfolk. 

Watch us put tho Victory Loan "over i\w. 
top." Wc haven't failed yet, and we'll 
"finish the job." 

Yard conductor Scott Core and wife, of Pai k" 
orslMirg, attended the funeral of the motlier 
of ticket clerk Kight. "Scott" renewed old 
acquaintcnances while in Keyser. 

James Swick, car icpn irer, has developed a 
case of small pox and is iiridcc f pia l ani inc. 

'■Ai\(\y MiHth, Day Porter at Keyser 

The accompanying picture is of "Andy" 
Smith, day porter at the passenger station at 
Keyser. "Andy" is a good fellow, who attends 
strictly to business and is always ready to 
accommodate the public. 

The storekeeper's office has been moved to 
the passenger station until some alterations 
are completed. 

A recent fire badly burned the record room 
on the third floor at the Baltimore and Ohio 
shops. When first detected smoke was coming 
from the slate roof and the fire increased 
rapidly. Captain Shelly and his company, as- 
sisted by the entire shop force, fought for sev- 
eral hours before the blaze was put out. A 
considerable amount of damage was done to the 
north end of the shops, the office rooms and the 
record rooms being completely ruined. The 
fvn'niture jmd records were carried from Mr. 
Filler's department, but the records and draw- 
ing room mat(nial were completely destroyed. 
Tli(^ Keyser firt; d;^partment and our own effi- 
cient f()rc<' cooperate to the best advantage.' at 
ev<u"y l)Iuz<>. 


Martinsburg Shops 

Correspondent, W. L. Stephens, Assistant 
Foreman, Martinsburg, W. Va. 

Miss Ethel Irvin, daughter of tinner B. F. 
Irvin and sister of chief clerk Amos Irvin, was 
recently married in Cumberland to Robert T. 
Banks, of Akron, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Banks 
will make their home in Akron. 

Josiah Show, veteran engineer, died at his 
home in Martinsburg at the age of 78. Mr. 
Show came to this city shortly after the Civil 
War and entered the employ of the Railroad, 
serving constantly and eflBciently for a long 
period of years. About ten years ago he was 
placed on the retired list, and since that time 
he has lived quietly at his home here, enjoying 
a well earned rest. A widow and three children 
survive. Mr. Show was a member of St. John's 
Lutheran Church, Knights of Pythias and B. of 
L. E. The funeral services were held at the 
late home, and many railroad employes and 
fraternal brethern attended to pay their last 
tribute to a long and faithful friendship. 

Master William Eugene Lynn is the five 
year old son of foreman H. E. Lynn of Bruns- 
wick, Md., and grandson of the veteran engi- 
neer, Jacob W. Taylor, to whom we are indebted 
for the picture. "Jake" thinks the young 
sailor is the only one^in^or out of the Navy. 

Master William Eugene Lynn 


Master Robert Bowlus 

Here is Master Robert Mosier Bowlus, thenine 
months old son of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Bowlus, of 
Pittsburgh, Pa. Mr. Bowlus is a clerk in the 
Pittsburgh office. Master Robert has the 
distinction of being the first and only grandson 
of engineer Alexander Mosier, and Alexander 
is proud, you bet. Alexander says Robert 
looks like a coming engineer. 

Connellsville Division 


J. J. Ryland, Office of Superintendent, Connells- 
ville, Pa. 

M. DeHuff, Manager of Telegraph Office, Con- 
nellsville, Pa, 

J. J. Brady, Office of Division Accountant, Con- 
nellsville, Pa. 

On March 16, G. C. Sheetz returned to duty 
in the Tonnage Bureau after serving about 
nine months in the artillery training camp. 
''Car" or "Sam," as he is better known,, is 
among those who feel grossly slighted at not 
getting to France, but is just as well satisfied 
now that it is all over and he is back with us 
again. We tried in vain to have "Sam" give 
us his photo, but he says too much publicity 
is liable to result in some fair maiden from 
another division becoming hypnotized and 
stealing him from his closer ties in this vicinity. 
We appreciate "Sam's" modesty but would 
like to have seen his "photo in uniform;" as 
some of the girls claim he is "unsurpassable." 

*'Wow!" exclaimed a clerk in the division 
accountant's office t'other day. Instantly all 
turned, thinking he had lost one of his molars; 



but is was something worse. He was grappling 
with a shortage statement in which a task was 
asked of him which old Hercules himself could 
not have accomplished: i. e., the restitution 
of .JO of a cent, which a friend on the division 
claimed to be short. 

On Saturday, April 5, our bowlers defeated 
the Glenwood team on the local alleys to the 
tune of 1791 to 1711. Engineer ''Bill" Bailor, 
of the local team, rolled high, with 419 pins. 
Our team boasts some good duck-pinners and 
is ready to meet the team of any other division 
on the System. 

A certain stenographer in the office of the 
superintendent is a nice, good-looking fellow, 
though a trifle bashful, we thought, because, 
when he returned from the Army, he wouldn't 
give us his photo for the Magazine. But events 
of recent occurrence convince us he's really not 
so bashful, after all, where the fair sex is con- 
cerned. If that's not so, why does he make 
such frequent trips to the vicinity of the file 
desk with a file in his hand displayed so pro- 
minently as to justify the belief that it's camou- 

The accompanying photograph is of section 
foreman R. Davis and his gang, taken on his 
section near Ohio Pyle. Mr, Davis boasts 
the best section on the sub-division under 
supervisor W. H. Metzgar, and recently was 
awarded a prize for having the cleanest and 
best kept section on the main line between 
Connellsville and Confluence. 

Our Connellsville baseball team journeyed to 
Layton to open the season and measured up to 
their old-time form, trimming their opponents 
to the tune of 6 to 0. The score: 

Connellsville r h e 

Snyder, 3b 2 10 

Fisher, 2b 1 

Beucher, c 1 

Clawson, If 1 1 

Barrett, ss 1 1 

Courtney, lb. . 1 

Jobes, cf 1 1 

OrndorfT, rf 

Addis, p 110 

Totals 6 8 

Layton Independents r h e 

Edwards, c 1 

Baker, cf 

Culler, 3b 

Skinner, ss 

Bear, rf 

Stimmell, lb 

Baldwin, If 

Murphy, 2b 

Brewer, p 1 

Totals 1 1 

Two-base hits — Fisher, Clawson, Base on 
balls — Addis 2, Brewer 3, Struck out, by 
Addis, 8; by Brewer, 6. 

Our sympathies are extended to fireman W. 
S. Bowlin on the death of his daughter Anna, 
which occurred on May 3, from append.icitis. 

On April 30, our good friend P. J. King, loco- 
motive inspector at the Connellsville shops, and 
Miss Agnes Tippman, a popular young lady of 
this city, were united in marriage. We all 
wish both a long and happy life of wedded 

Section Foreman R. Davis and Gang, near Ohio Pyle 



Sergeant -Major Gerald O. Schoonover 

Here is a picture of Sergeant-Major Gerald O. 
Schoonover, son of chieF clerk to superintendent 
W. O. Schoonover, and a lormer employe of our 
division. Stores Department. Gerald was a 
student in Carnegie Technical, Pittsburgh, 
when hostilities began, but was very soon en- 
route to Berlin to learn at first-hand what man- 
ner of beast this Kaiser-creature was. He was 
landed at Brest, later stationed at Casne, and 
is now with the headquarters hospital at Save- 
nay, France. All Gerald's many friends are 
most eager to welcome his return to their midst, 
which it is hoped will be at no distant date. 

He is one of the most popular officials on our 
division, and, in addition, he is one of the best 
of raconteurs. Now, one guess as to his iden- 
tity. Yes — you're right. Get him to tell you 
the one about the boy and the dachshund. 

Pittsburgh Division 

Correspondent, E. N. Fairgrieve, Car Distri- 
buter, Office of General Superintendent. 

One day recently, Jacob Arenth, the amiable 
and congenial young man knowTi as the "cus- 
todian of files" in the general superintendent's 
office, came into the office with his face 
wreathed in smiles. His actions aroused the 
curiosity of those present, and inquiry revealed 
the fact that the stork had wandered into his 
home and left a remembrance. "Jake" reports 
mother and child doing well and is still strut- 
ting around with the smile that won't come off. 
It was a girl. We extend our congratulations 
and best wishes. 

Conductor 0.0. Osborn left on April 23 for 
California. He is the owner of *a large farm 
situated about twenty miles south of San Jose 
and within two hours ride of San Francisco, and 
makes yearly pilgrimages to the land of sun- 
shine. We wish Mr. Osborn a safe journey and 
bumper crops. 

We were grieved to learn of the death of Mrs. 
C. K. Holverstott, wife of our agent at Etna. 
We extend to him and his family our most 
sincere sympathy at this greatest of all losses, 
a loving wife and mother. 

A number of employes of terminal agent 
Deneke's force, who have been in the service 
both at home and overseas, have returned to 
duty, namely: I. A. Miller, T. J. Curren, Domiie 
Reynolds, Oscar Newhauser, Herbert Weigand, 
H. E. Seachrist, Jr., A. S. Boggess, M. H. 
Meehan, George J. Balkey, Albert Wolf, Frank 
Weber, and Mr. Lloyd. Some of these Iboys 
have been "over the top" and to all of them we 
extend a most hearty welcome. We are glad to 
have them with us again. There are still seven 
employes of this same force serving Uncle Sam, 
and we hope that they will be just asjortunate 
in getting back as were those mentioned. 

The accompanying picture is of William Brady, 
second trick hostler at Demmler, who has re- 
cently returned from overseas service with 
the British forces. Mr. Brady is now on duty 
and declares that his experience was the great- 
est ever, and that he would not have missed it 
for the world. We are glad* to have miiam 
back again. 

William Brady 
Back from service with the British Army 


The accompanying picture is of George Huey 
Moore, dispa'tcher at Somerset, Pa., for over 
twenty-one years, who died from influenza on 
October 14, 1918. 

Mr. Moore was born at East Brady, Clear- 
field County, Pa., April 19, 1867, and entered 
the service of the Baltimore and Ohio as a 
messenger on February 19, 1883. In his spare 
moments, Mr. Moore mastered telegraphy, and 
was rewarded for his efforts by being promoted 
to operator at Gibson Junction on September 23, 
1883, at the age of sixteen. His faithful and 
conscientious service gained for him a promo- 
tion to train dispatcher at Somerset on the 
S. & C. Branch of the Connellsville Division, 
March 10, 1897, which position he held at the 
time of his death. 

The following additional information about 
the Moore family was sent to the Editor by 
A. M. Taylor, Manager of the News Bureau of 
the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Rail- 
road: ''George Moore was the last of the 'fight- 
ing Moores' to serve the Baltimore and Ohio. 
'Jim' Moore was killed running out of Pittsburgh 
about 1888 in a passenger train derailment. 
Frank Moore, commonly known as 'Dusty,' 
was trainmaster of the F. M. & P. (Sheepskin) 
Division. He left the Baltimore and Ohio for 
railroad service in the west, where he died some 
two or three years ago. "Ep" Moore, engineer, 
is running on the San Joaquin and Eastern, a 
moimtain road in California. In addition to 
these three boys there was conductor Colonel 
Baker, a brother-in-law, who ran between 
Cumberland and^ Pittsburgh in through pas- 
senger train service." 

The late George Moore 


Sons of T. B. O'Brien, of Elm Grove, Pa., 
First Trick Operator at Point Mills 

S. F. Posteraro, whom we all know as 
"Posty" and who, until recently, had been 
attached to the manager of station service staff 
as claim investigator, is now attached to Mr. 
Deneke's force and has been made special 

L. T. Campbell, formerly assistant agent at 
Camden Station, has been employed at Pitts- 
burgh for several months past. Years ago the 
writer worked with Mr. Campbell in the Freight 
House at Pittsburgh when Mr. Pyle was agent, 
and when there was only one billing machine 
upon which to "knock out" grocery ord^irs about 
a mile long. Some of them were written with a 
piece of wood or something similar, as Leo no 
doubt remembers. 

Miss Katherine Beck, who for a number of 
years was employed at Etna, is now employed 
at Pittsburgh, and E. H. Slay, who has followed 
the passenger end for years, is also employed 

W. B. Hyde, formerly chief clerk to terminal 
agent at Pittsburgh, and until recently assistant 
agent at Junction Transfer, has been appointed 
manager of the Matching-Up Bureau, inaugu- 
rated April 16 at - Pittsburgh. This bureau 
covers all stations within the corporate limits 
of Pittsburgh, and its establishment to take 
care of overs and shorts will no doubt prove 
very beneficial. 

W. J. McDonald, another old-timer well 
known to the writer, has been placed in charge 
of the Claim Department at Pittsburgh Ter- 
minal Freight House. This should insure 
matters being handled" with a high degree of 

Our Freight House, which was ravaged l)y 
fire on the night of February 23, has again been 
placed in first class condition, and the office 
force, which had been temporarily located in 
the Jones Law Building, moved back into their 
former quarters April 15. These offices have 
been made very attractive as well as healthful 
and sanitary. 



A glance at the minutes of the meeting of the 
Divisional Safety Committee indicates quite 
clearly that this committee is alive to the issue 
of this great humanitarian movement. We are 
indeed fortunate in having such live wires and 
we congratulate them on the good they have 
done and are doing. 

Efficiency. We hate to brag about it, but 
who said our division couldn't get payrolls out 
on time. If you don't believe it — w^tch. 

It was with regret that the force in the Divi- 
sion Accountant's office learned of the resigna- 
tion of Mrs. Kennan, whose charming person- 
alitv and extraordinarv abilitv won the respect 
of all. 

Superintendent Gorsuch and division account- 
ant Tutwiler spent several days in Baltimore 

* 'Tom" Mullen, who handles passes in the office 
of the general sui>erintendent, is quite popular 
with the fair sex. ''Tommy's" congenial nature, 
together with his alluring smile and incessant 
chatter, make him a big winner, and fortimate 
indeed will be the lassie who gets "Tommy" 
for a hubby. We imderstand there are several 
entries in the field but at this writing one in 
particular has the call. Let's go. 

We would like to have some news items from 
''do-wTi the pike," ''over th*^ river" and "out the 
P. (k W.," as well as from our fellow employes 
up Butler way and on the Northern District. 
There are lots of things happening in these 
''diggins" that would be of interest to the 
readers of the Magazine. Find out from the 
other fellow, then tell me, and I'll tell the rest 
but I won't tell who told me. 

Chief dispatcher Weaverling is confined to his 
home with a severe illness. Mr. Weaverling 
was stricken while on duty and removed to his 
home in a taxi. We hope "Jack" will soon be 
able to get back to the job. 

Glenwood Shops 

ft should have been stated in connection 
with the note in regard to the appointment of 
C. P. Kalbaugh as rfiief clerk of the Glenwood 
Shops, that appeared in the April issue of the 
Magazine, that Mr. Kalbaugh, then the cor- 
respondent for the shops, did not know that the 
note had been sent in and that it was published 
without his knowledge. We know Mr. Kal- 
baugh personally and well enough to feel sure 
that his railroad friends would understand 
that he is not the sort to "throw bouquets at 
himself." A word of explanation will not be 
amiss, however. —Ed. 

J. P. Kane, blacksmith foreman, whose pic- 
ture appeared in connection with the article 
on the Pittsburgh Safety Rally in the -May 
issue of the Magazine, was born on March 17, 

1870, at Littleton. W. Va. On February 15, 
1885, he began work on the Baltimore and Ohio 
at Newark, Ohio. After serving his apprentice- 
ship and becoming a journej'man blacksmith, 
he was promoted to blacksmith foreman at 
Lorain, Ohio, on August 1, 1904, being trans- 
ferred to Newark, Ohio, on December 1, 1905, 
in the same capacity and continuing as such 
on his transfer to Glenwood on January 1, 191-4, 

Monongah Division 


Miss E. S. Jenkins, File Clerk, Grafton, W. Va. 

C. N. Mays, Chief Clerk to Division Accountant, 
Grafton, W. Va. 

C. F. Schroder, Operator, Grafton, W, Va. 

J. Lynch, Car Inspector, Fairmont, W. Va. 

H. F. Farlow, Operator, WD Tower, Fair- 
mont, W. Va. 

Frank M Keane 
Locomotive Inspector at Grafton Shops. 
Thirty-nine years in the service 

Charleston Division 

Correspondent, C. L. West, Dispatcher 

The picture of the soldier boy on page 90 will 
be readily recognized by our employes on the Elk 
Line as that of Bert E, DeVaughn. Bert entered 


Npte Contrasting Sizes of Army Locomotives 

Pigmy French Engine 

the service of the Coal and Coke Railroad when 
only fourteen years of age, serving as caller at 
Gassaway for three years, at the end of which 
time he was transferred to the paint shop and 
then to the machine shop and placed in charge 
of one of the smaller cranes. Later, he was put 
in charge of the large electric crane, running it 
for three years. Soon after our declaration of 
war, he entered the service, going to Camp 
Sherman on September 3, 1917, and landing in 
France, March 26, 1918, since which time he 
has served as a locomotive engineer. 



Bert E. DeVaughn 

Supplanted by Giant American Baldwin 

The accompanying pictures indicate the 
relative size of the French engines in use when 
America first entered the war and the Baldwin 
super-heaters which were built later and sent to 
France for use of the American Army. Mr. 
DeVaughn may be seen in both pictures, he 
having run both engines. His father lives in 
Gassaway and is an old and trusted employe in 
the service of the Baltimore and Ohio. 

Conductor Frank Gunter is again jn duty 
and is relieving conductor L. D. Morris on 
trains Nos. 35-36, for a few weeks. On February 
27, conductor Gunter was thrown from the 
cupola of his caboose by the sudden stopping 
of his train, sustaining injuries about his right 
shoulder and arm which incapacitated him for 
several weeks. 

Engineer R. N. Jeffries is again on his run 
after several weeks illness. 

Wheeling Division 


C. F. Miller, O^ice of Superintendent, Wheel- 
ing, W. Va. 

J. F. Alreed, Agent, Folsom, W. Va. 

John C. Lee, General Secretary, Y. M. C. A.^ 
Benwood Junction, W. Va. 

The stork has been making numerous visits 
at Benwood. Born to Mr. and Mrs. T. W. 
KefTor, Jr., an eight pound baby girl, March 9. 
Mr. Kcffor is statement clerk in master me- 
chanic's office, and his many friends extend 
their congratulations, 

Haymond George, machinist helper at Ben- 
wood, is all smiles, too. Don't wonder why, 
for it's a boy. 


The accompanying phctograph is that of 
Frank B. Amos, son of Mrs. Francis B. Amos, 
crossing forelady. Frank is eleven years of age 
and is in his first year in Linsly Institute. Mrs. 
Amos has been in the service of the Company 
for two years, having acted in the capacity of 
crossing watchwoman for a short time, later 
being promoted to crossing forelady. 

"Sam" Sloan, machinist at Benwood, has been 
promoted to night roundhouse foreman. Sam 
is a good fellow and. we know he will make 

''Bob" Nolan, machine shop foreman at 
Benwood, is the proud father of a bouncing 
baby boy. You ought to see "Bob" smile. 

Mrs. Charles R. Kincaid, wife of storekeeper 
at Benwood, is improving rapidly after a recent 

After his eleven months' service with Uncle 
Sam, we are glad to welcome our old friend, 
Sergeant J. H. Kellar, again. "Jake" resumed 
his duties as relief agent on May 1, and his 
many friends will be glad to learn of his return. 
He spent six months on foreign soil and went 
through some hard fighting. 

We are all sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. 
Selwood, wife of coach foreman at Wheeling, 
and we extend our heartfelt sympathy to Mr. 
Selwood and family. 


Frank B. Amos 
Son of Crossing Forelady at Wheeling 

The accompanying photograph is of the yard 
crew with their engine in Benwood yard. 
Those shown on the photograph are engineer 
John Houck, fireman C. L, Teets, conductor 
C. E. Tefft, and brakeman H. M. Mahaffee. 

Engine 1509, Benwood Yard, and Crew 



Cincinnati Terminals 

Correspondent, W. E. Cochrane, Chief Clerk 
to Supervisor of Terminals 

On April 22, a kitchen shower was given in 
honor of Miss Kathr}^! Eicher, a bride-elect, 
in our Welfare Room at Smith Street, the color 
scheme being pink and green. Numerous 
presents were given Miss Eicher and the occa- 
sion was one not soon to be forgotten. 

One of our recently discharged soldiers is 
James P. Gough, who is back with the boys as 
a yard switchman. 

Many of us know that cars get dirty, few, 
who are responsible for putting them up in 
such fine shape as only the Baltimore and Ohio 
Railroad is noted for. We introduce to our 
readers with this issue the coach cleaners at 
Second and Mill Streets coach yard, Cincin- 
nati: First row, sitting, left to right: D. Fitz- 
gerald, G. Wiegand, B. Dimitry, A. Gillispie, 
A. Piper, W. Travis, G. Sotir. Second row, 
standing: E. Swope, J. Lamoth, E. Murphy, 
G. Barbola, C. Paul, A. Krist. Third row, 
standing: L. Swope, A. Paskal. Fourth row, 
standing: C. Dello, E. Nick, J. Hattersly. 

The vacation season is on again, among the 
early vacationists being W. J. Robinson, 

trainmaster, and C. S. Cook, yardmaster. 
Mr. Robinson took this opportunity of enjoying 
his new home on Price Hill. 

There have been several changes in the 
supervising force in Cincinnati Terminals, W. 
P. Abbott, division engineer, having been 
transferred to Dayton, and R. S. Welch being 
appointed in his place. C. P. Burrus, for- 
merly from the office of superintendent of trans- 
portation, has been appointed supervising agent, 
succeeding J. D. Romes, who has resumed his 
duties as agent at Oakley. 

Miss Clara Schulte, of the superintendent's 
office, was pleasantly surprised the other day 
by the unexpected arrival of her brother, who 
has been attached to the medical corps on the 

The yoimg ladies of the local freight office 
at Smith Street enjoyed a delightful Easter 
dinner in the Welfare Room on April 3. The 
tables were appropriately decorated with 
dainty favors and the occasion was a decided 

W. J. Maloney, chief yard clerk, would never 
make a very good flagman. While flagging his 
wife, who was driving their new automobile, 
he gave her the signal to proceed, which she 
promptly did — right into a telegraph pole — 
damaging it as well as their Oakland. 

Cleaners in the Coach Yard at Second and Mill Streets 


Hamilton Watches Time American Railroads in France 

THE American Government 
has built a railroad in France. 
It connects our big seaport there 
with Pershing's army afield. 

Railroad men here at home will 
be glad to know that it is as large 
as the Delaware, Lackawanna 

and Western. 

The fate of the war hung on 
the efficiency of this American 
road — built of American materials, 
with American rolling-stock, run 
by American men — and timed by 
the Hamilton Watch. 


The Railroad Timekeeper of America** 

Montgomery Safety Numerical 
Dial. Supplied uuichout extra 
charge on ne-oj railroad -ivatches 

Crowded troop trains, heavy artillery, munitions 
and supplies poured ;easelessly forward — the wreckage 
of war flowed back from the lines — over this road. 
No. 992 Hamilton Models were purchased by the 
Government for its train crews. 

The same No. 992 Hamilton, as you know, times 
many of our famous limited trains. That is why the 
Government ordered No, 992 Hamikon Models for its 
vital railroad in France. For Time Inspection Service, 
Hamilton No. 940 (18 size, 21 jewels) and No. 992 
(16 size, 21 jewels) are the most popular and will pass 
any official inspection, year after year. 

Write today for "The Timekeeper'* 
— the story of Hamilton Supremacy 

It pictures and describes all Hamilton Models, with 
prices, which range from $17 ($19.50 in Canada) for 
movements alone, up to $160 for the Hamilton Master- 
piece in extra-heavy 18k.. gold case. 


Dept. 25 Lancaster, Pa. 


Please menlion our magazine when writing advertisers 



" Bob " Summers 

Here is the picture of R. L. Summers, yard 
foreman, Cincinnati to Ivorydale. "Bob" is 
* familiarly known to all his many friends as 
"Smokey," and one of the distinctive features 
of his presence is that he is always smiling and 
happy. Would that we had more employes of 
''Bob's" makeup! 

A Victory Loan meeting was held in our 
Welfare Association room at Second and Smith 
Streets, under the auspices of the Welfare 
Association. After singing a number of patri- 
otic songs, we were favored with a reading by 
Miss Gene Connor, which was exceptionally 
good. Mr. Ben Nelson, a prominent attorney 
of Cincinnati, gave a very interesting and in- 
structive talk on Victory bonds. C. E. Fish, 
terminal agent, and G. R. Littell, assistant 
terminal agent of the Toledo District, each 
gave short talks, urging all employes to sub- 
scribe to the Victory Loan and make the office 
one hundred per cent. The meeting was en- 
joyed by all and was closed by the singing of 
the "Star-Spangled Banner." 

L. A. Cordie, assistant terminal agent of the 
Indiana District, is now riding in a nice new 

Joseph Mitchell has been discharged from 
the Army, and is back on his old job as chief 
clerk at Stock Yards. Although he enlisted 
at the opening of the war in the Marine Corps, 
he did not have the good fortune of getting 
across and this seems to be his chief regret. 

The superintendent's office was highly hon- 
ored last week by a visit from A. H. Rose's 
brother, Barton, who enlisted over three years 
ago in the Canadian Royal Flying Corps, 
being transferred on our entrance into the war 
to Uncle Sam's aero corps. He had quite a 
number of interesting, hair-raising stories to 
tell, and it was evident that he saw some 
very active service. 

The promotion of Frank L. Hall, the efficient 
night foreman at Storrs, to general foreman at 
the Cincinnati stock yards, came as a surprise 
to his many friends and co-workers at Storrs 
roundhouse. The night force expressed their 
regrets at his leaving and the loss of his asso- 
ciation by presenting him with a thirty-second 
degree Shriners pin, set with a diamond. Ma- 
chinist DriscoU was selected to make the presen- 
tation speech and he was primed and fit for the 
occasion. Mr. Hall was greatly surprised and 
responded with a few words, thanking the boys 
for the token of their esteem. It was diffi- 
cult for him to get through his little speech, 
a good omen on an occasion of this kind. We 
all wish him success in his new position. Mr. 
Hall was succeeded by J. A. DriscoU as night 
foreman at Storrs, and the boys were all glad 
to see him land the position. 

We present herewith a picture of the late 
Henry Fimk and his life-long friend, H. Shifflet, 
at present employed as a switchman in the 
Hamilton yard, having been in the service of 
this Company since 1896. This photo was 
taken at Put-in-Bay while these employes were 
on their vacation last summer. 

Mr. Funk entered the service of the C. H. & 
D. at Hamilton, Ohio, as night watchman in 
March, 1881. He also served as a trackman 
until 1886, when he again became night watch- 
man at Hamilton, which position he held until 
June 2, 1900, when he was promoted to depot 
policeman at the Cincinnati Passenger Station. 
He was later made a train caller and continued 
as such until his death on January 29, 1919, 
after an illness of only seven days. 

H. Shifflet. left, and his late friend, Henry Funk 


New Castle Division 

C. Harris, Assistant Chief Clerk to Superin- 
tendent, New Castle, Pa. 
W. Adams, Telegraph Operator 
C. Bedell, Telegraph Operator 

As a result of changes on the Pittsburgh Di- 
vision, C. P. Angell has resumed his position 
of trainmaster on east end of our division, in 
place of J. O. Huston, transferred to Paines- 
ville as general yardmaster. Mr. Angell needs 
no introduction "to us as he was for manj' years 
trainmaster on our division, prior to his trans- 
fer to the Pittsburgh Division. 

Division operator C. O. Bro\sTi is at present 
confined to his home on account of illness, and 
is hardly expected to be able to resume duty 
for several weeks. 

Assistant trainmaster F. W. Green broke the 
ice in the staff officers' vacation season— and, 
judging from his looks after his return, he must 
have thoroughly enjoyed himself. While a 
little early in the year, Mr. Green had so 
planned his vacation as to secure the greatest 
advantages possible and reports a splendid time. 

Our employes presented the second of a series 
of ''stunt" nights at the local Y. M. C. A. at 
New Castle, on the night of April 28. The 
meeting was held in the gymnasium of the ''Y'' 
and about one hundred and seventy-five persons 
were present, this including our employes and 
their families. Superintendent Stevens made an 
inspiring address, touching particularly upon the 
need for cooperation and thorough understand- 
ing, to insure the success of the railroad organi- 
zation. Outlining briefly but clearly some of 
the problems confronting the railroads, he ex- 
plained why greater effici-^ncy was necessary 
and how each individual employe could assist 
in overcoming the difficulties. The need for 
generous subscriptions to the Victory Loan was 
also explained and each employe urged to sub- 
scribe to the limit of his ability, Mr. Stevens 
explaining to them the method by which he 
arrived at the amount for which he must sub- 
scribe, basing his decision upon the salary in- 
creases given him for the yes^r and this amount 
being used to purchase the bonds. A feature 
of the evening was the minstrel act by yard and 
shop men, which was cleverl}^ done. Shopmen 
Frank Keating and H. P. Ward were on the 
ends, with William Mulcahy, roundhouse fore- 
man as interlocutor, and William Parsons, 
yardmaster, Edward Farrell, machinist, and 
G. H. WjTiian, yard brakeman, as soloists. 
Vocal solos by Mary JefTeries and Marjorie 
Smith of the master mechanic's office, and 
instrumental numbers by the DeJane sisters 
were also exceptionally good. The "stunt" 
nights are becoming very popular and a number 
of acts or "stunts" are now being rehearsed for 
the next show the latter part of May. 

The oflBce team at New Castle Junction won 
the first baseball game of the season, defeating 
the strong Shenango Tin Mill team by the score 

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of 3 to 2. Pitcher Morrissey of the oflBce team 
covered himself with glory, handling the Tin 
Mill boys with ease and at no time was he 
in any danger. The batting of the office team 
was not up to standard and as soon as the boys 
regain their batting eye, with a pitcher of the 
caliber of Morrissey, they should have little 
difficulty in defeating the majority of the teams 
they meet. 

The formation of the Xew Castle Junction 
baseball league is now under way, with teams 
entered by the shop, yard and office forces. 
This will be a four team league, playing twilight 
games, and with the number of ball plaj'ers 
available, some very fast games should develop. 

Newark Division 


W. E. Sachs, Chief Clerk, Newark, Ohio 
A. D. List, Newark (Ohio) Shops. 

Zanesville Reclemiation Plant 

The wedding of ]Mrs. Bessie Mae Smith and 
James Harry Hannan, an employe of the Zanes- 
ville Reclamation Plant, was solemnized at 
seven o'clock Wednesday morning, April 30, at 
St. Thomas's Catholic Church, Father Roach 
officiating. The attendants were Miss Florence 
Mulvey and the bridegroom's brother, E. H. 
Hannan. Following the marriage a breakfast 
was served at the home of Mr. Hannan' s sister, 
Mrs. C. E. Colopy. Mr. and Mrs. Hannan made 
their wedding trip to Columbus, Cincinnati and 
St. Louis, and upon their return will reside on 
Mclntire Avenue, where they have their home 
prepared. All of our local employes extend to 
the newly wedded couple their congratulations 
and best wishes. 

On April 29, the Reclamation Plant office 
force was entertained at a six o'clock dinner at 
the home of F. L. D. Ferrel. Covers were laid 
for ten. Instead of place cards, cartoons were 
used. Mr. Ferrel is a former employe of the 
Reclamation Plant and has just been furloughed, 
but always has the good of the Company at 

On the evening of April 21, Miss G. A. Shoe- 
maker, stenographer, and Miss Louise C. Ford, 
clerk at the Reclamation Plant, entertained a 
few of their Company friends at a six o'clock 
dinner given at the Blue Lion Tea Room on the 
National Pike. The trip was made in machines 
and the affair was greatly enjo3'ed by the follow- 
ing: J. L. McCann, C. E. Brennan, F. M. Perry, 
L. M. Yaost, Miss E. A. Reeves, W. E. Fuller, 
Charles B. L. Hahn, F. L. D. FerreL'andithe 

Cleveland Division 


H. Kline, Secretary to Superintendent, Cleve- 
land, Ohio 

Amy a. Ford, Clerl- to Pilot Engineer, 621 Sloan 
Building, Cleveland, Ohio 

The following interesting article fiiom the 
Akron, Ohio, Sunday Times was sent to us by 
B. F. Thompson, telephone engineer. In for- 
warding it ^Ir. Thompson said ''Henry Basore 
is as solid as a rock" and for that reason and 
the fact that he is so well kno\Mi to the employes 
of this division, we are glad to publish this 
little tribute to him, though he is not, strictly 
speaking, an emploj-e of the Baltimore and 

"Forty years on the line and still going 
strong," is the record of Henry Basore, 251 
Balch Street, lineman for the Western Union. 

At an age when many men are hobbling 
aroimd the house, dozing in the easy chair and 
reading the newspaper through a double pair 
of spectacles, Mr. Basore is out in the winter 
weather, climbing the slippery poles, mending 
the icy wires, exposed to the snow or rain or 
chill wind all day long. 

"No, I never wear an overcoat," he scoffed. 
"I just use the same clothes I wear in the house. 
I'm never cold. Don't mind the weather at 

Henry Basore 



A ruddier picture of health it would be harder 
to find than Mr. Basore at the age of sixty-four. 
Straight as a soldier he stands, his eyes are 
bright and twinkling, his cheeks are red with 
the outdoor glow. 

''Dangerous?" he repeated the question 
hazarded by the reporter. ''Well, yes, it's 
dangerous business, I guess. But 1 never think 
of it. I'm used to it. I just skin up a pole and 
work away at the top without a thought of fear. 
I've done it so long I never think about it. 
Course I'm not as agile as I once was, but I'm 
still good for a number of years yet." 

Mr, Basore has worked on the same line 
longer than any other man in the same employ. 

"Tom Delane3% who started in to work the 
same day I did forty years ago, was pensioned 
off two years ago. We were the two oldest em- 
ployes," said Mr. Basore. 

He began work as a lineman when the Bal- 
timore and Ohio Railroad had telegraph wires. 
Later the -Baltimore and Ohio telegraph was 
merged in the Western Union and he began 
working on Western L^nion time. 

Years ago he laid the first rails on the Valley 
Railroad and strung the first wires over the 
road. The Valley Railroad became the C. T. 
& B. Railroad and at last became the Balti- 
more and Ohio. 

Mr. Basore has seen the railroad improved 
and made safer year by year. He has averted 
three wrecks himself and has helped clear up the 
debris of many others. 

He saved one passenger train from destruction 
when he found a tie on a short curve and averted 
the catastrophe by a few minutes. He saved 
two wrecks. 

''The railroads don't have wrecks like they 
did in the old days," he said. "Railroad 
travel is safer now tiian it was forty years ago. 
Used to be that you'd never pick up a paper 
without reading headlines of some terrible 
wreck with twenty or thirty people killed, — 
collisions, spreading of raih, negligence on the 
switch, some reason or other. The railroad 
companies have remedied all those things. 
They use heavier iron rails, which prevent 
almost all the former rail trouble." 

Mr. Basore's line which he covers today goes 
from Cleveland to Valley Junction and from 
Akron to Lodi. He works every day of the 
jear, and is never ill. 

He has worked on during the superintendency 
of seven men, and three general foremen on the 
line. Sam Briggs, Mr. Turk, Isaac Reynolds, 
Mr. Thornburg, J. T. Johnston, W. T. Lechlider 
and H. B. Green have been superintendents, 
and Stevens, Darling and Hewitt have been 
general foremen during Mr. Basore's services. 

When asked to what he attributed his un- 
usually good health, splendid constitution and 
capacity for work, Mr. Basore shook his head. 

"I don't know," he said, thinking deeply. "I 
never drank intoxicating liquors, nor even any 
cofTee. Good clear water — that's all I ever 
drank. I never ran around nights. I've al- 
ways stayed at home with my family. Good 
food, the outdoor air, and plenty of exercise 

have done it, I guess. I come from a family 
with a record for longevity. My grandfather 
lived to be ninety-four years old and never was 
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Mr. Basore has raised a family of six children, 
five of whom are now married. He and his 
wife have lived in Akron during the forty years 
of his work as a lineman, and have seen the 
growth of Akron from a village of 15,000 to its 
present proportions. 

''No, I don't want to quit \^ork," he said. 
"I never could endure having nothing to do. 
I've been active too long. I don't want to be 
pensioned for some time yet. It's a young 
man's job to be sure, but as long as I can do it, 
I want to keep at it. I like the line business, 
and I like to work every day." 

Ralph West, assistant chief clerk, general 
superintendent's office, reports the arrival Sun- 
day morning, May 4, of a fine boy. Mother and 
son doing well. Congratulations. "El Verso's" 
will do, Ralph. 

E. M. Tuttle, chief clerk, trainmaster's office, 
soliciting for the Victory Loan, has been mak- 
ing great headway. Very few get by him. 

J. D. Fahy, car trace clerk, superintendent's 
office, who enlisted with Battery D, 37th Divi- 
sion, and spent nine months overseas, is again 
back on the job. 


Miss Foley has returned to her duties after 
^several weeks of illness. 

William Amey, traveling claim investigator, 
has been transferred to the Baltimore Division, 
and will work on claim prevention in that dis- 

Miss Emma Kleiber is wearing a diamond, 
and from all indications it appears that we are 
to have a wedding soon. Emma, don't forget 
the cigars! 

The accompanying photograph is of employes 
of the Terminal Trainmaster's office, Clark 
Avenue, Cleveland. Reading from left to right 
are: C. Berg, inbound freight clerk; Miss M. 
Lorenze, stenographer; R. G. Davisson, rate 
clerk; Miss B. Stephenson, correction clerk; 
Miss "C. Cartwright, record clerk; E. Eckert, 
coal clerk; AL McGinley, assistant agent; A. R. 
Grobarick, empty car clerk. 

Office force of Terminal Trainmaster 
at Clark Avenue 


Miss Mary Trost of General Foreman's Office 

The accompanying photograph is of Miss 
Mary Trost, stenographer in the general 
foreman's office at Cleveland, Ohio, in com- 
pany with two fireman. It was taken recently 
while she was spending a few days' vacation 
at Willard. 

Miss Doris Bailey is confined to her home 
because of serious illness, and will be some time 
there before she will be back with us. 

The employes of Akron wish to extend their 
sympathy to Mr. Korn because of tfie recent 
loss of his wife. 

On April 4, the baseball club had a meeting 
for the election of a manager. Mr. Hoffman 
was elected for the third term, and announces 
to the clubs on the System that we have an 
invincible team this year. Our team last year 
was exceptionally good, considering the large 
number of our boys who were in the military 
service. Now we have them with us again, 
stronger and better than ever before. 

Valuation Department 

C. R. Hannum, assistant pilot engineer, spent 
Easter at his home in Charlottesville, Va., and 
acted as best man at the wedding of a favorite 
niece. It was hard to convince the office force 
that it was a niece's wedding, but "Charlie" 
returned to duty as ''single" as he left. 

The yards at New Castle are somewhat con- 
gested and the work of our field party has been 
somewhat difficult, but chief of party Robert 
Digges and his men care not, so long as the 
girls of the Freight Department invite them to 
surprise birthday parties. 

Draftsman F. H. Little had a narrow escape 
recently, it being a question of which could get 
there first, he or an automobile. The auto beat 
him, however, and in doing so, ran over his foot, 
causing a severe bruise. Honest Harold says 
it was his owi\ fault, and didn't even "get the 

Pilot Engineer J. H. Bowditch is proud of the 
fact that his force went away over the top in 
the Victory Loan. 

C. H. McKee, abstracter, paid his co-workers 
in Cleveland a flying visit of a few days, and 
returned to Baltimore on special work for the 
Cleveland office. 




Chicago Division 

Correspondent, O. V. Kincade, Assistant Chief 
Clerk to Superintendent 

Reuben Lantz, for forty-five years a resident 
of Garrett, a former city councilman, a civil 
war veteran and one of the first locomotive 
engineers on the Chicago Division, died at his 
home at 217 West King Street on April 3. 

Mr. Lantz was born April 20, 1845, and there- 
fore was aged almost seventy-four years. He 
was married to Mary LeFevre January 23, 1867, 
and she survives, with two sons, Charles K. 
and James H. Lantz, of Garrett. He also leaves 
two brothers, Frank Lantz, of Mansfield, Ohio, 
and John Lantz, of Greenville, Ohio. 

A story of Mr. Lantz' s career was published 
in the Garrett Clipper in 1908, which read in 
part as follows: 

''With the very remarkable record of having 
been a locomotive engineer for forty years, in 
the service of the same Company for forty-two 
years, to have his train in no serious wreck, 
and to never have had one of his hundreds of 
thousands of passengers killed, Reuben Lantz 
has retired from the employ of the Baltimore 
and Ohio. He has the additional distinction 
of being the oldest living engineer, in point of 
years of service, on the books of the Company. 

"Mr. Lantz was born at Bellville, Richland 
County, Ohio. When he was fifteen years of 
age he went to the front at Lincoln's call for 
75,000 troops immediately, and became a mem- 
ber of the Sixteenth Ohio Regiment. He served 
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and stayed out of the army for two years. In 
18Q3 he re-enlisted in the Second Ohio Volun- 
teer Infantry, serving until the close of the war. 

"When peace was restored Mr. Lantz entered 
the employ of the Baltimore and Ohio road 
as a fireman on the Lake Erie Division, with 
headquarters at Sandusky, Ohio. At that 
time horses were used in making up the trains. 
Two years later, in 1868, he was promoted and 
given charge of an engine. He had freight 
locomotives for two years and was then made 
a passenger engineer. He remained on the 
Lake Erie Division until 1874, when he was 
transferred to the new Chicago Division and 
his first run was to pull the third passenger 
train over the line into Chicago. Since that 
time he has had charge of numerous engines, 
but when he retired he had been the engineer 
of trains Nos, 16 and 17 for seventeen years. 

"Mr. Lantz has been prominent in political 
and lodge activities and is a member of the 
Knights Templar and Scottish Rite divisions 
of the Masonic Order." 

Ohio Division 

Correspondent, A. E. Erich, Chillicothe, Ohio 

T. O. Swaney, steel car foreman, has pur- 
chased a new "Tin Liz" and has promised to 
take some of his fellow workmen for a ride, 
but they are all satisfied to wait until he is 
more familiar with the running of the machine. 

Engineer George H. Rhodes, who has been 
seriously^ ill with influenza for the past two 
months, is able to be out again, although still 
very weak. 

The Accoimting Department forces were 
recently solicited for purchase of volumes 
covering "Commercial Law," and the opportu- 
nity was grasped by several of our "promising" 
young clerks. Look out for the law practice 
in Chillicothe, in the near future. 

"Ted" Thomas is the new messenger boy in 
the superintendent's office, taking the place of 
Theodore Thompson, resigned. 

Charles Rodehaver 
Two-year-old son of Engineer C. H. Rodehaver 
of Chillicothe 

En ineer B. T. Anderson 
Picking grape fruit on his farm in Narcoosee, Florida 

The accompanying picture is of engineer B. 
T. Anderson picking grape fruit on his farm in 
Narcoosee, Florida. Ben very graciously sent 
a box of this fruit and of oranges to road fore- 
man Graf, who, in turn, treated the "bunch." 

Word has been received from Private Clar- 
ence F. Steel, who was formerly motive power 
timekeeper, Accounting Department, that he 
is back in the "States" again. "Red" left 
Camp Sherman in May, 1918, with the 83rd 
Division, and was one of the boys of the 332nd 
Regiment who saw service on the Italian 

W. H. Powell, traveling fireman, has been 
promoted to a similiar position on the Indiana 
and Illinois Divisions. We are glad to hear of 
his promotion and wish him success in his new 

We are glad to welcome home again Harry 
Jones, formerly maintenance of way timekeeper, 
who has just returned from overseas. Jones 
enlisted in August, 1917, with Company H, 
166th Regiment, Rainbow Division. 

We all extend to coal dock foreman (O'Bannon 
Coal Dock) William Evans our sincerest sym- 
pathy in his deep sorrow in the loss of his wife 
and granddaughter who were struck by train No. 
37 at O'Bannon Bridge and fatally injured. They 
had just stepped off the bridge and did not 
notice the approach of No. 37, being confused 
by the noise of a freight train on another track. 

The first washed gravel from the M. S. G. 
Co. for 1919 is now being dumped between 
Harpers and Greenfield, which when completed 
will add greatly to this. territory. 

Stores Department locomotive crane, which 
has been in shop undergoing repairs for the past 
month, has now been restored to service. This 
department expects to make a general clean up 
around Chillicothe scrap yards, as the crane is 
now in first class working condition. 

Miss Mabelle Moore, one of the most promis- 
ing young ladies of the Storekeeper's office, 
will leave the service of the Company within the 
next few months, "Dan" Cupid being the cause. 



Frank Brake, painter, who is "The Easter 
Egg Eating Champion," reports that this year 
he only got away with twenty-four highly 
colored pieces of hen fruit in one day, fifteen for 
breakfast, six for dinner and three for supper. 
He gives as his reason for not doing better that 
he did not feel well. His right to the above 
title is unchallenged. 

Miss Eva Williams, clerk to road foreman of 
engines, resigned on May 1. She is soon to 
enjoy a promotion to housekeeper, the happy 
event to take place during the month of June. 
Miss Williams believes in staying with the 
"Railroad Family," as the lucky man is Earl 
Siekman, an engineer on the Pennsylvania Rail- 
road, working out of Cleveland, Ohio. Eva, 
our best wishes go with you. Clark Groninger, 
clerk in Division Accountant's office, succeeds 
Miss Williams as clerk to road foreman, Russell 
Heintzelman taking Mr. Groninger' s place. 

Mr. Figlestahler, whose picture is here shown, 
has been in our service since January 1, 1870, 
entering as a boy laborer, serving time as 
machinist apprentice and being promoted to 
machinist, May 1, 1876. He has held the po- 
sitions of roimdhouse foreman and general 
foreman. Recently it was necessary for him 
to retire on account ill-health and he has the 
record of being the oldest employe inthe^Nlotive 
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Indiana Division 

Correspondent, H. S. Adams, Chief Clerk to 
Superintendent, Seymour, Ind. 

Peter Kidd, one of the oldest and best know-n 
retired railroad engineers in SejTnour, died at 
his home on April 22. 

Mr. Kidd was born at Wilmington, N. C, 
January 7, 1826, being ninety-three years three 
months and twenty-two daj-s old at death. 
He received his education in the common 
schools after which he started to work as a 
railroader in 1845. He was united in marriage 
in January, 1865, to Elizabeth McCarty, who 
preceded him to the grave several years ago. 
To this union was bom one son, Edward Kidd, 
of this city, who with two grand-sons, Peter 
Kidd, Jr., of this city and Robert E. Kidd, 
survive. He was a member of the Odd Fellows 
lodge and was a charter member of the B. of 
L. E. 

The deceased's first position as a railroader 
was that of running a locomotive on the New 
York and New England Railroad between New 
York City and New Haven, Conn. He went 
west in 1847 with two engines for the Louisville 
and Frankfort Railroad, then he gave up rail- 
roading for a time and accepted a job as a steam- 
boat engineer running a boat from Cincimiati 
to New Orleans. While in the west he had 
occasion to visit the country where St. Louis 
now stands and he has often recalled to his 
friends that he was offered a part of that land 

Lieutenant William F. Himmler. Jr. 

for .'5800 in gold, but refused it, as the site at that 
time was '^nothing but a frog pond," as he put 

Mr. Kidd was with Colonel Seymour when the 
first survey for the old O. & M. Railroad, now 
a part of our Illinois and Indiana Divisions, 
was made. He recalled that the survey started 
at Versailles through to Old Vernon to Farm- 
ington and thence on through BrownstowTi. He 
was with Colonel Seymour when he asked $500 
and feed for his men and horses to bring the 
road through that place and was refused, as a 
result of which the road was built around the 
edge of the to^^^l. 

For several years after the O. & M. Railroad 
was completed he ran an engine and later took 
a position with the old J. M. & I. road, working: 
there during the Civil War. In 1867 he was 
running a train on the O. & M. Railroad and 
was seriously injured when the engine turned 
over on the Whitcomb Hill, just west of North 
Vernon, caused by a broken truck. 

In 1873 the deceased retired from railroading 
and engaged in business in this city. 

The picture opposite is that of William F, 
Himmler, Jr., who entered service of this Com- 
pany as a fireman in October, 1915, and was 
furloughed for military service June 5, 191/ . He 
is now Second Lieutenant, Second Provisional 
Cook Company, Brest, France. 

Illinois Division 

Correspondent, Omer T. Goff, Secretary to 
Superintendent , Flora, 111. 

The St. Louis city offices are now operated 
under the Government consolidated ticket office 
plan. B. N. Edmondson, formerly our city 
ticket agent, is in charge of the Baltimore and 
Ohio, Missouri Pacific and Cotton Belt Section, 
and W. J. Saxton, formerly our assistant city 
ticket agent, is his assistant. The assistant 
general passenger agent's office has moved to 
934 Boatmen's Bank Building. 

The accompanying photograph is of the late 
John Spry, who for several years has been track 
foreman in charge of Section 9, with head- 
quarters at GefT, Illinois. Mr. Spry was born 
in Indiana on March 4, 1860, but his parents 
moved to Louisville, Illinois, when he was 
but a boy. 

At the age of seventeen he began working on 
the O. & M. R. R., now a part of the Baltimore 
and Ohio, as track man on Section 13 at Louis- 
ville. He was promoted to track foreman in 
1892, in charge of Section 10, with headquarters 
at Rinard. He was transferred to Cowden in 
charge of Section 19 in 1895 and to GefT in 
charge of Section 9 in 1897. 

On April 7, 1918 he was relieved from duty on 
account of illness, which terminated in his 
death on March 29. His was a life-time oi 



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The late John Spry 

service with the Company and one of very- 
faithful service. 

He was a member of the Order of Woodmen, 
in good standing, and of the Methodist Episco- 
pal Church, a good citizen and neighbor and 
loyal to his country. He is survived by his 
wife, two children and one brother, to whom 
the sympathy of our employes is extended. 

Conductor French Jennings is making a 
strong fight against old man H. C. L. and, as a 
side line to reduce table expenses, decided to 
raise a few chickens. After securing one Mrs. 
"Cluck," with much persuasion and coaxing 
he finally succeeded in getting her to take her 
seat for three weeks in a setting of nice, fresh 
eggs. Fifteen in all there were, and the result 
of the hatching process was good. 

French claimed sixteen chicks from fifteen 
eggs, but we made allowance for his enthusiasm 
and the chicks were doing well until a nice fat 
maltese cat, a former house pet, developed an 
appetite for them and proceeded to help herself 
to one at every opportunity. Alas, poor old 
Pussy ! French put her in a nice basket with a 
com})ination lid on it and when he was called 
to deadhead to Cone on No. 29, took basket and 
cat and started to the station, when in some in- 
conceivable way Madame Cat made good her 
escape and returned to visit the chicken coop 
again. French went back to Flora and the next 
day was again called to deadhead on No. 29. 
He sure had Mrs. Cat securely landed this time 
in a large wheat sack, tied with a hangman's 
noose. He unloaded her at ('arlj'le. "Never 
again will I get rid of a cat," says French. 
"On my return trip the cat's jinx got me. I 

pulled out two draw bars, burst our train pipe 
line and four air hose. In the future, cats can 
have the chicks." 

Toledo Division 

Correspondent, F. M. Drake, Relief Agent, 
Dayton, Ohio 

The accompanying photograph is of Wilbur 

H. Thomas, who entered our service at James- 
town, Ohio, June 1, 1917, as clerk. On February 

I, 1918, he responded to the call of the Country, 
and was notified to report for duty at Great 
Lakes Naval Station on April 11. From there 
he started as a seaman, and was later on assigned 
to the S. S. Charleston at New^Dort News. Mr. 
Thomas made several trips across the Atlantic, 
in convoy service, on this armored cruiser, 
which has to her credit the sinking of several 
submarines. After all the risks of war had 
been borne courageously by this young man, 
he lost his life on April 11 while in a small row 
boat with another seaman, at Bumkin Island, 
Mass. His father, W. C. Thomas, received 
the sad news within a few hours after. At 
this writing the body has not been recovered. 
Wilbur was a model young man, liked by all 
who knew him, and to his parents and relatives 
we extend in behalf of the Company our 
sincere sympathy. 

The late Wilbur Ft. Thomas 

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Volume? BALTIMORE, JULY, 1919 Number 3 


Contents Page Decoration John Newman 5 

Railroad Boys— Welcome Home Margaret Talbott Stevens 6 

Corporal Hollingshead Carried Message to Famous Lost Battalion 7 

Now It's a No-Accident Campaign 11 

Members, Safety Section, United States Railroad Administration 16 

Echoes of Victory Loan 17 

Pays Off One Loan— Will Soon Get Another 20 

Our Own Hall of Fame 21 

Quota Exceeded in Y. M. C. A. Membership Week. .John F. Moore, 

Senior Secretary 25 

J. M. Hughes, Representative Employe, Cincinnati Terminals 26 

Pictorial Review 28 

Editorial 30 

As Seen by the Cartoonists 32 

History of Baltimore and Ohio, 1830-1880, Told in Interesting 

Sesqui-Centennia! Ticket John Ed. Spurrier 34 

July 4th, Our Birthday E. F. S. 36 

America and the League of Nations. ..Philip Gibbs in New York 

Times 37 

How to Make a Cold Chisel H. E. Blackburn 39 

Changes and Promotions ' 42 

Victory Memorial Building in Washington Will Cost Ten Millions 43 

Kill Flies Now Wherever You See Them 44 

Here is the Reason the Railroad Cuts First Coupon frorri Fourth 

Liberty Bond F. H. B. Bullock 45 

Social Activities 47 

Good and Bad Athletic Types Courtesy Life Extension Institute 50 

Interest in Fuel Economy Can Be Maintained J. M. Mendell 51 

Washington Information 53 

Electrical Dangers and Don'ts B. S. Mace 56 

Benedicts, Federal Manager's Office, Eastern Lines, Beat Bach- 
elors in First Annual Ball Game H. H. Hartlove 57 

The Home Coming Louis M. Grice, in Baltimore American 58 

American Doughboy Draws Valuable Lessons from Operation of 

French Railways 59 

Help Save Our Valuable Forests George R. Wirt 62 

Woman's Department 63 

Roll of Honor 67 

Among Ourselves 73 

Published monthly at Baltimore, Maryland, by the Employes 
of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to promote community of 
interest and greater efficiency. Contributions are welcomed 
from all employes. Manuscripts and photographs will be re- 
turned upon request. Please write on one side of the sheet only. 

Railroad Boys — Welcome Home 

By Margaret Talbott Stevens 

File Clerk, Transportation Department 

W);ien England was weary and Prance bowed her head, 
When Belgium could do naught but mourn for her dead; 
When Italy prayed in her travail and fear 
For strengh to go on with her task, gruesome, drear; 
When earth seemed to sway on the brink of despair; 
And death hung her banners like clouds in the air; 
When life seemed a failure, when prayers seemed in vain. 
And mankind was tempted to lose faith again; 
The trumpet of Liberty called forth a name. 

Came boys from the city, and boys from the town, 
Brave boys, white and yellow, and boys, black and brown, 
True boys from the East, valiant boys from the West, 
But we knew that our boys of the Railroad were best. 
Upholding their banner they bravely marched by; 
They knew naught of warfare, but feared not to die. 
No matter the color, condition or name. 
They were ours, every one, and their cause was the sahie, 
They drilled with their rifles, machine guns and swords. 
And wasted no time in vain protests or words. 

They crossed the broad ocean to England and France, 

To Italy, Russia— they were glad of the chance 

To gain for the world its security lost. 

And they fought for our freedom, not counting the cost. 

The Allies they heartened with their steady tramp. 

As they drilled on the fields or marched to the camp. 

Their bright, smiling faces made sad France forget 

That its soil with the blood of her heroes was wet. 

And old England heard them, and Italy, too, 

Blood leaped through their veins, they took courage anew. 

Then forth to their great task the Allies again 

Bent backs to their burden and followed our train. 

They fought, they built railroads, and blazed a broad trail 

That Right over Power and Sin might prevail. 

They won! And our heroes brought Freedom once more; 

Earth lifted her head. Victory came to her door. 

The base Prussian despots, purveyors of sin, 

Cry loud for our mercy and whining begin; 

While that spawn of Satan, that fiend loosed on earth, , 

Receives now a curse from the land of his birth. 

Our boys became men! Now we welcome them home. 
From Paris, from Russia, from London, from Rome, 
From wherever they hail and wherever they go. 
We've prayed, and they've paid, and we want them to know. 
That though some we loved, ah! so much! have Gone West. 
From battles of darkness to realms of the Blest; 
Both living and dead, they're the pride of our land. 
For they fought well to shield us from tyranny's hand. 

Oh, brave Railroad boys, who the Country have savel! 

Your names on our hearts are forever engraved. 

Haste back to your homes, to your tasks set about; 

Forget all ill-feeling, all hatred, all doubt. 

God bless you, God keep you, forever be true, 

For our future depends on such strong men as you! 

Corporal Hollingshead Carried Message to 
Famous "Lost Battalion" 

Son of Baltimore and Ohio Section Foreman Tells Own 
Story of German Demand for Surrender 

l|»i.n>c no.o a : a a one n □ n o n o □ r a □ t a i<|i 

I Through the courtesy of A. E. Erich, secretary to the superintendent and Magazine corn- | 

I s pondent for the Ohio Division, the editor has just received the following letter from Thomas | 

1 Hollingshead, section foreman, Mt. Sterling, Ohio, in regard to the subjoined story of how his | 

I son carried the demand for surrender to the famous "Lost Battalion." 1 

I "To THE Editor: | 

I My son, Lowell R. Hollingshead, cannot answer your letter now , for he is making • g 

I speeches in the Cleveland district in behalf of the Victory Loan. But I am sending you | 

I the story that partly describes his experience ns a member of the 'Lost Battalion,' as | 

1 he told it to me, and I will be glad to have you use it in our Magazine. Lowell is | 

1 nineteen years old now and has been in the service for seventeen months, so he was quite | 

i a youngster when he volunteered. Our other son is with the Army of Occupation in | 

I Germany. Yours truly, § 

I (Signed) Thomas Hollingshead." | 

j It was not given to every fellow who heeded the call to the Colors to hare the exciting and | 

1 memorable experience of Corporal Hollingshead. But we know we speak for all the readers of i 

I the Magazine when we offer him and his family our heartiest felicitations. We are proud of i 

i being able to call h'm a Baltimore and Ohio boy. — Ed. I 

I 1 

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N the morning of the 26th of Sep- 
tember—the morning the big 
drive started in the Argonne — we 
went over the top . We advanced 
all day, fighting our way, encountering a 
very heavy resistance, and losing a lot of 
men by machine gun fire. When dark- 
ness came we dug holes with our bayonets, 
scooped the dirt out with our mess kits, 
and laid down for the night. 

In this way we advanced by day, resting 
by night, until, on the 2nd of October, we 
were ordered to go through the woods as 
rapidly as possible, down hill across a 
small ravine to take our position on the 
opposite hillside. We were to wait there 
for relief. 

We were tired out and hungry, having 
had only three meals since the morning of 
the 26th, and were glad when we took our 
objective, hoping relief would come soon. 
We dug our holes for the night with our 
bayonets and laid down to get what rest 
we could, although it was raining ver}^ 

The next morning Major Whittelse}^ 
who was in command, sent two runners 
back to headquarters to tell the officer in 
command there that we had taken our 
objective and were waiting for relief. In 
a little while one of them came back, said 
there were Germans behind us and that 
he could not get through. The other 
runner had been killed. The Major then 
sent out a patrol to see what was the 
matter. Shortly most of them came back 
(some had been killed) and told the Major 
that the woods behind us were full of 
Germans and that we were entirely sur- 
rounded. We knew then that unless our 
men from the rear could break through to 
us, we were in a bad predicament and 
would probably starve to death. 

All that day we waited for relief, and it 
dark laid down, hoping that some time 
during the night relief would come 
through to us. But we were there for five 
days and nights without food, and losing 
heavily every day. On the fifth day 
eight of us started out to get through the 

This nineteen year old lad, who carried the demand for surrender from the Germans to the "Lost Battalion" 
(1st Battalion. 308th Infantry), is the son of Thomas Hollingshead, section foreman, Mt. Sterling, Ohio 




German lines and back to our head- 
quarters to tell them our exact location 
and see if something could not be done to 
bring rehef . 

We crossed the ravine, went up the hill 
on the opposite side, and started on our 
journey through the forest. It was nec- 
essary for. us to crawl most of the way. 
We had not gone far when the man who 
was leading us stopped and pointed ahead. 
There, in the underbrush, we saw several 
Germans around a machine gun. We did 
not know whether it would be best to try 
to capture the gun, or to get by without 
being seen by the gun crew. After a few 
minutes whispered consultation, we de- 
cided it would be best to get by without 
being seen, if possible. We knew that if 
we fired it would attract the attention of 
other Germans in the forest, and our 
chances of getting through would be slim. 
By making a large circle of the machine 
gun, we succeeded in passing it unob- 

We stopped for a few minutes' rest, for 
we were nearly exhausted, and congrat- 
ulated ourselves on getting by the 
machine gun. But we had hardly started 
on our journey again when we heard 
machine gun fire close by, and as we 
flopped to the ground for cover, I realized 
that I was wounded by a machine gun 

After the Germans had stopped firing I 
looked around, saw the other seven fellows 
lying flat on the ground, and thought they 
were all dead. I was afraid to move very 
much, for I knew if the Germans saw me 
move, they would start firing again. 
Then a German came toward me with a 
revolver, pointing at my head, and as I 
had no means of defense, I threw up my 
hands and said ''Kamerad." Other 
Germans came up and went to my com- 
rades lying around me and examined them 
to see if they were dead. It was then 
that I learned that four of the eight men 
had been killed, and the remaining four 

; j They carried us the few yards to the 
i 1 machine gun which had shot us. There 

I they set us down until an oflftcer came. 

I One of the enemy could speak a little 
'I English, and we finally succeeded in 
making him know that we were hungry. 

He told his companions and they gave 
us their own rations. These, by the way, 
were not good; they .had only sour 
German bread, but just then it was Uke a 
feast to us. 

When the German officer came, he 
directed them to take us to the rear, and I, 
being the only one able to walk, got ahead 
of the other fellows and did not see them 
any more. I was first taken to their 
''First Aid " station, where my wound was 
bandaged, and from there to their Intel- 
ligence Officer, Who spoke very good 
English. His ofl&ce was in a large dug- 
out, with board walls and ceilings. It was 
furnished with tables, chairs, a stove, talk- 
ing machine, desk and typewriter. 

He asked me if I was hungry. I told 
him I certainly was, and he sent an or- 
derly for food. In a few minutes the 
fellow came back with a large pail of meat, 
cabbage and a loaf of bread. He set them 
on a table and the officer told me to eat. 
He did not need to tell me more than once. 
Then he started questioning me as to the 
number of men that were encircled and 
about our supplies of ammunition; in- Tact, 
on any subject which might be of value to 
him. He soon found, however, that he 
could not make much progress with his 
questions while I was eating. I was too 
busy. So he waited until I was through 
and started over again. 

I thought the Germans would kill me 
anyway, so I would not give him satis- 
factory answers. I pretended not to 
know. When he saw it was useless to 
question me, he told me to sit still and 
rest for a few minutes until he decided 
what he was going to do with me. 

Then he went to his typewriter and 
started writing. When he had finished 
he handed me a type written sheet and 
asked me if I would deliver it to my com- 
manding officer under the protection of a 
white flag. I was so surprised I hardly 
knew what I was doing. I thought it was 
a dream. I told him that I must see the 
message first. He handed it to me, and 
I read it. It was simply a letter, written 
in good English, asking our Major to 
surrender with the men that were en- 

I had heard so much of German trickery 
that I thought this must be some sort of a 




trap. I had never heard of anything Hke 
it before. I told him I would take it as 
soon as I was rested. I was not tired, but 
I wanted to think it over. Things had 
been happening so fast that my head was 
in a whirl. 

When at last I had turned it over and 
over in my mind and could see no reason 
why I should not take it, I told him I 
was ready to go. He then put a white 
bandage over my eyes, and I started out 
with a German soldier leading me by the 
arm. As I got to the door, the officer told 
me to wait a minute. He then got a cane, 
gave it to me, and told me it would help 
me to walk. I have that cane yet, and 
use it. 

Again starting out with my guide, we 
had not gone far before we stopped, and 
I heard him talking to some other 
Germans. I could not understand what 
they were saying, but they seemed to be 
excited. Being nearly exhausted from 
my wound I laid down, the German 
soldier covering me with a blanket, 
whether to conceal me from Allied planes 
or to keep me warm I know not. 

In a few minutes I heard machine gun 
fire by my side, and was badly scared, 
for I thought they were going to murder 

me. I soon found, however, that the 
bullets were not coming my way. 

When, at last, the firing ceased, my 
guide came and touched me on the 
shoulder, so I got up and we started off. 
How far we walked, I have no idea. 
When at last we stopped and he took the 
bandage from my eyes, I found I was on 
a road which ran alongside of a hill. He 
then gave me a white flag and pointed 
straight down the road. I did not know 
where I was, or how far from my own 
men. But I started down the road, as 
he had indicated. I was then in No 
Man's Land. I thought that every step 
would be my last, but luckily had not 
gone far until I came to our own men on 
the outposts. I asked them for Major 
Whittelsey and was taken to him. I 
delivered my message and told him what 
had happened to me and all I knew of the 
other fellows. He told me to go to my 
hole and lie down, as I was nearly ex- 
hausted, and it was then and there that 
Major W^hittelsey was credited with his 
famous ''Go to Hell" answer to the 
German commander. I went to my hole 
and fell unconscious. 

That night relief broke through to us, 
and the ''Lost Battalion" was rescued. 

The 1st or Famous " Lost Battalion," 308th Infantry. 77th Division, after passing through the Victory Arch 
on Fifth Avenue, New York, in recent parade 

Now It's a No-Accident Campaign 

General Manager Ennes Starts Divisional Prize Competition, 
Eastern Lines, June 9 to August 31 

OW it's a No-Accident campaign. 
We have gotten quite used to 
campaigns during the last two 
years. We have shown our met- 
tle in the Victory loans and the drives 
for Allied war work, War Savings Stamps, 
and the many others. Today we are 
called on to enlist in a drive for ourselves 
— for the Railroad — in the big No-Acci- 
dent campaign on the Eastern Lines. 
The war has given us fine training in 
united effort. And with this spirit to 
build upon and so much at stake affect- 
ing our own prosperity, we look forward 
with confidence to winning this war on 

The first big gun was fired by general 
manager Ennes on June 9, when he 
mobilized his general superintendents 
and superintendents in Baltimore. They 
knew enough of the loss coming from 
avoidable accidents to reahze the neces- 
sity for this special effort, and the ap- 
palling figures showing our economic 
waste from preventable causes, as pre- 
sented concretely at the meeting, stirred 
every official present to the point of 
enthusiasm where he wished to jump 
whole-heartedly into the work. 

On the morning of June 10 at Connells- 
ville, superintendent Brady had his 
officials and many of the rank and file 
together for the first divisional meeting 
in the drive. Here the same procedure 
was followed as at Pittsburgh on the 
morning of June 11, as outlined below. 

At Pittsburgh divisional officials and 
employes packed a big room at the 
Monongahela Hotel to meet general 
manager Ennes, superintendent Gorsuch 
and other officers, to formulate plans. 

Mr. Gorsuch expressed his great pleasure 
in presenting Mr. Ennes, genei-al mana- 

ger, Eastern Lines, who inaugurated 
the No- Accident campaign. The Pitts- 
burgh crowd gave him a heartj^ welcome, 
as he thanked them with a nod of the 
head and his unusuall}' genial smile. No 
preliminaries prefaced his talk — he got 
right down to the vital necessities of the 
thing in hand. 

''We have got to do something," he 
began, "to justify the keeping of our 
names on the payroll. We have been 
guilty of a big economic waste, which, 
although somewhat excusable a year ago 
because of the war conditions under 
which we were working, cannot be justi- 
fied now. In April of this year we took 
in $8,000,000 over the counter for the 
commodity which we sell, transportation. 
When our bills were paid we had but 
$28,000 left, a totally inadequate sum 
for the needs of our business, 

" 'No-Accident Campaign' has a pre- 
tentious sound and, on the face of it, it is 
practically impossible to realize fully on 
a big property such as ours. But we 
cannot make the goal too high. The 
more we attempt, the more we will 

"Yesterday I attended an inipressivc 
monthly SAFETY meeting on the Gon- 
nellsville Division and it then appeared to 
me how closely this campaign and our 
SAFETY work dovetail together. You 
men who have been suddenly sunnnoned 
to the scene of an accident know the dis- 
tressing details of finding the injured. 
The stricken employe may be unknown 
to you — it is then bad enough to realize 
that he is crippled for life, perhaps 
fatally injured or dead. But h.ow really 
terrible it is to find him one of your co- 
workers and friends, and how quickly 
you think of the chain of suffrriiig in- 

Prizes for No-Accident Campaign^ June 9 to 
August 31y Eastern Lines 

)c oni unornaroc ocioDDOiHOtini ct 

General Manager Ennes has authorized the following prizes for the 
No-Accident Campaign now being conducted on the Eastern Lines: 


A flag of appropriate design will be awarded the winning division; a full 
description of this will be published in the August issue of the MAGAZINE. 


The winners will be given a banquet, picnic or outing soon after the close 
of the campaign. The nature of this will depend somewhat on which is the 
winning division, the decision to be made by the division officials themselves. 
It is hoped, however, to make the celebration such as to enable as many of 
the winning employes as possible to participate. 


Three prizes of $25.00, $15.00 and $10.00 respectively, will be given for 
the best, second best and third best articles submitted to the Editor of the 

This competition is open to all employes on Eastern Lines. The track- 
man or section foreman has as much chance of winning a prize as the division 
engineer; the freight handler, as the agent; the trainman, as the trainmaster; 
the machinist, as the master mechanic; the clerk, as the superintendent. It 
is suggested that each employe who enters the competition treat the subject 
from the standpoint of his kind of work. This is not a condition of the 
contest, however. 

It is requested that wherever possible the articles submitted be typewritten, 
but employes not having typewriter facilities can submit in long hand. Write 
on one side of the sheet only, allowing plenty of space between lines. Do not 
place any evidence of authorship of article either on envelope in which article 
is mailed or on article itself. But with article enclose a blank envelope con- 
taining name, position and address of writer. The authors of the articles 
will not be known, even to the judges, until the winning contributions have 
been decided upon. 

The following officials have consented to act as judges in the competition: 
F. E. Blaser, assistant general manager, Eastern Lines. 
J. T. Carroll, general superintendent Maintenance of Equipment. 
H. B. Voorhees, general superintendent Transportation. 
Earl Stimson, engineer Maintenance of Way. 
E. T. Horn, supervisor Terminals. 

The winning articles will be published in the MAGAZINE and contribu- 
tions must be mailed to the Editor, Mount Royal Station, Baltimore, by 
September 15. 



S. Ennes, general managei (right) and C. W. 
Gorsuch, assistant superintendent transportation, 
discussing the No-Accident Campaign in Pittsburgh 

flicted on his family and dear ones. We 
have recently done well in our SAFETY 
work and I knoV/ that you are as much 
pleased over this as I am. But even 
within the last ten days there have been 
six of our men fatally injured on the 
Eastern Lines, five of them being struck 
by cars or engines. It is hard to under- 
stand the persistence of these fatalities 
among experienced railroad men. Yet 
they persist. And one of the finest 
things about this No-Accident campaign 
is the fact that as we reduce collisions, 
derailments, sidewipes and other acci- 
dents on line of road, we are preventing 
the suffering and sorrow entailed among 
employes in the same proportion. 

''For just a moment, however, I 
would have you look from the human 
to the economic side of our accident 
problem. During the first three months 
of 1919 we paid other railroads $105,000 
for cars belonging to them which we 
destroyed in accidents. Another dead 
wast<e during (he same period came IVom 

the $160,000 we were compelled to pay 
out for loss and damage to freight. 
Other leaks bring our total preventable 
waste monthly to about a half milHon 
dollars, money thrown away each month 
which we cannot justify. It is because 
much of this can be prevented by greater 
care on our part that I feel free to ask 
your best effort in the months before 

Mr. Ennes then referred to the experi- 
ence of our Railroad in conducting patri- 
otic campaigns during the war and to 
our splendid success as an encouragement 
to us to do even better in the present 

''Under the critical conditions which 
faced us during the war," he continued, 
"we made good. We went over the top 
in every campaign. Now we are called 
upon to do something for the organi- 
zation which gets our everyday thought 
and effort and work, and I am confident 
that the results of this No-Accident cam- 
paign are going to be a pleasant surprise 
to all of us. " 

D. L. Burns, passenger conductor, wearing the 
winning smile. He has missed only one pay roll since 
Trbrijary y, 1S8^ 



J. T. Broderick, superintendent Safety 
and Welfare Depart me'nt, was then intro- 
duced. He called the No-Accident cam- 
paign a master stroke, looked at from the 
standpoint of personal injury reduction, 
and referred in an appreciative wa}^ to 
the fact that with the success of this 
campaign, the success of the general 
SAFETY work on the Railroad was closely 

'^I am so enthusiastic about this cam- 
paign, " he said, "that it is hard for me to 
believe that it will be anything but a big 
success. You cannot draw a line be- 
tween the economic and human waste 
which accidents produce. 

"You will be glad to learn that during 
the first four months of this year we de- 
creased our fatal accidents fifty per cent, 
as compared with the same period of 
1918. When such a splendid showing 
as this is made there is no reason why 
this No-Accident campaign should not 
show even better results. 

"Unfortunately, we cannot control our 
accidents to other than employes to the 
same degree that we can control acci- 
dents to our own men. But we can help 
interest the outsider in a closer obser- 
vation of the ordinary rules of SAFETY. 
The appalling increase in the cost of acci- 
dents to outsiders will be greatly helped 
by every effort which will be put forth 
in the campaign under discussion. 

" Isn't it strange that the most common 



cause of fatal accidents to our employes 
is the moving engine and train — an 
absolutely preventable cause and one 
which continues to give us much trouble. 
Anything which can be done toward 
making us more watchful, more thought- 
ful, concentrating on the work at hand 
and holding to the good general railroad 
rule of "Stop, Look, Listen and Think, " 
will cut down these preventable accidents. 
But it cannot be done without enthu- 
siasm, and the further I go into this work 
the more I believe that enthusiasm is the 
vital factor. In closing let me read these 
forceful and interesting paragraphs on the 
subject of enthusiasm which I recently 
ran across: 

The man or woman who believes whole- 
heartedly in something — no matter what 
that something be — is the person who leaves 
some mark to tell of his passing. Until 
the end he will be a vital personality, and 
not just a bit of inert human driftwood. 

Sometimes we find these distinct per- 
sonalities most unexpectedly, but by their 
torch of enthusiasm and sincerity, we shall 
know them. It is the same fire, no matter 
what the field of activity 7nay be. It is the 
enthusiasts of the world who blaze the trails 
for the rest of us to follow. 

In closing the meeting, Mr. Ennes 
said : 

"In the days of the old link and pin, 
we felt that if we could train a new em- 
ploye to know when he was in danger, we 

^ ^ 


Superintendents Decide Basis of Competition to 
Determine Winning Division 

General manager Ennes asked the superintendents of the Eastern Lines 
divisions to decide on what basis the competition would be conducted, with 
the following results: 

On each division the number of 1 ,000 gross ton miles made during the 
campaign period, June 9 to August 31, will be divided by the number of 
times the wreck train is called during the same period. The same computation 
will be made for the same period of 1918. 

The resulting two figures will be compared on a percentage basis, the 
winning division being the one which shows the greatest percentage reduction 
of accidents this year as compared with last. 




D. R. Reed, freight ^oiiLiu.iur. attended the No- 
Accident meeting at Pittsburgh. In the service since 
1889, except for one period of five months 

had brought hirn through the critical 
period of his railroading. This power 
of training and development will, if prop- 
erly directed, carry us so far as to enable 
us to sense the fact thau a train or car or 
engine is in unsafe condition. We can 
certainl}^ train ourselves to that point 
of acute observation at which we will 
know by looking at it whether or not a 
piece of machinery is defective." 

Mr. Ennes again expressed his confi- 
dence in the success of the campaign. 
His enthusiasm was catching. Pitts- 
burgh had the advantage of an early 
detailed discussion of the wherefores and 
whys of this important movement, and 
was off to a good start. 

The Meeting at Cumberland 

The Y. M. C. A. at South Cumberland 
has seen the start of many interesting 
and successful campaigns. But on Wed- 
nesday night, June 11, there began the 

first No-Accident campaign for the Cum- 
berland Division ever attempted on the 
Baltimore and Ohio. There were ad- 
dresses by S. Ennes, general manager. 
Eastern Lines; J. T. Broderick, superin- 
tendent Safety and Welfare Department; 
M. H. Cahill, general superintendent, 
Maryland District; J. W. Deneen, super- 
intendent; C. A. Gill, superintendent, 
Maintenance of Equipment; P. Petri, 
division engineer, and headHght man 
Childs, from the Cumberland shops. 

From Cumberland, general manager 
Ennes and party met the officials and 
employes at Keyser, Grafton, Weston, 
Gassaway, Parkersburg and Benwood, 
making, all told, an entire week devoted 
to these meetings. With everj^ division 
thoroughly informed on the plans of the 
campaign, and with the bulletins and post- 
ers which will be issued frequently to 
keep our employes in touch with the re- 
sults accomplished, it is a safe bet that 
Baltimore and Ohio men will have one 
other campaign successfully to their credit 
by the close of the summer months. 

Switchman P. J. Murphy, Pittsburgh, is on the 
job to do his part in the No-Accident.Campaign 

Echoes of Victory Loan 

Western Lines' Final Figures Show Safe Margin Over 
Eastern Competitors 


HO was it, when we got into the 
war, who worried about the fight- 
ing spirit of our Middle West? 
Let's see, if we remember cor- 
the railroad engineers, who threw 
shovels for rifles in the first brush 
at Cantigny, were recruited largely from 
the Chicago District. And it was this 
section of the country which turned out 
some of the scrappiest divisions that 
made ' ' doughboy " and ' ^ courage ' ' synony- 
mous along the Allied line. Some of 
the cities east of the Mississippi and 
west of the Ohio evolved and consum- 
mated the "War Chest" idea. Now 
comes our o\Vli Baltimore and Ohio — 
WESTERN LINES (note the caps) and 
puts it over ''usuns" in the efTete East 
on the Victory Loan. 

The whole splendid story is told in 
the subjoined figures. On the last of 
the Li1)erty Loans the West beat the 
East b}^ almost S100,000 — a great record, 
especially when it is considered that the 
East had 39,204 names on its roll while 
the West had but 26,572. 

How the Western Lines Did It 

C. R. Elkins, General Secretary of the 
Western Lines' Committee on the Loan, 
savs that thev started right by making 
their goal S2,b00,000. This looked like 
a big figure, yet it was justified by pre- 
vious experience. Hardly a war drive 
of an}' kind has been started that has 
not exceeded the maximum amount set. 

Another idea which helped was the dis- 
tribution of this poster acrostic: 

Build your future on the U. S. A. Buy Liberty Bonds. 

American soldiers in Europe have saved our nation's 
life; the nation should not abate one jot or tittle 
in its support of them now that the danger is 
over, not until every American is back home. 

Lend to save what they have won. Buy Liberty Bonds. 

The bonds of autocracy are broken — the bonds of 
Liberty are still going strong — buy them. 

I t took precious lives to teach us thrift— we are ncl 
going to forget it now. Buy Liberty Bonds. 

M ore than 69,000 of our boys have laid down their 
lives that Liberty might live. In honor of their 
sacrifice, subscribe till your conscience tells you 
that you have done your utmost. 

Our work was only partly done when we financed 
the fighting; we must now finance peace with 
the Victory Liberty Loan. 

Re turn the boys back home. Buy Victory Liberty 

Elvery true American should buy a Liberty Bond. 

& be a part cwner in the greatest organization ever 
developed in the world — the American nation. 

Our soldiers and sailors have won the freedom of 
the world; we must secure it, make it safe and 
lasting. Buy Liberty Bonds. 

Have new pride and confidence in your country. 
Buy her bonds. 

I nvest in the Liberty Loan — it is an investment in 

Our boys did their duty; now do yours— support the 
Victory Liberty Loan. 

Federal Manager. 



Then, following the example of Presi- 
dent Wilson in the Fourth Loan cam- 
paign, federal manager Begien started a 
''Buy One More Bond" drive on the 
last day for subscriptions. This met 
with such a generous response that it 
placed the Western Lines safely in the 

After all, however, it was the whole- 
hearted support all along the line which 
gained the day for the spirited Westerners. 
The inter-divisional competition was 
keen and daily bulletins recorded and 
published the nip and tuck race between 
the leaders. First it was Cincinnati 
Terminals who led, then the Indiana 
Division, then New Castle. But, as will 
be noted from the figures, the Terminals 
were in first place at the finish, having a 

total subscription of 86.4 per cent., an 
average per capita of $89.65. The 
general offices are not rated in this 
divisional comparison. 

Thousand Dollar Club Helped 

The employes of Cincinnati Termi- 
nals are to be congratulated, particularly 
the captains, lieutenants and solicitors. 
Their splendid showing was helped along 
considerably by the Select Club, which 
was organized by W. F. Cochrane, chief 
clerk to superintendent Meyers, and 
which, at the close of the campaign, had 
forty-one members with an average per 
capita subscription of $1,179.27. 

Those who subscribed $1,000 and more 
are as follows: J. H. Meyers, R. B. Fitz- 
patrick, T. J. Bowns, C. Layman, W. F. 

Summary of All Liberty Loan Subscriptions by Baltimore and Ohio 
Railroad Employes, Eastern and Western Lines. 




Per Cent. 



First Loan 






Second Loan. . . 






Third Loan. . . . 





72 . 12 

Fourth Loan. . . 






Victory Loan. . 

• 65,776 










Baltimore and Ohio — Western Lines 

Divisional Comparison — Fourth and Fifth Loans 




Pkr Cent. 

Number of 


Number op 


General Offices 

*Cincinnati T(;rniinal . 


New Castle 






■ 1 

72 3 

■ 1,897 



1 *2,356 
1 2,514 






•The figures for Cincinnati Terminal are included in the Indiana and Toledo Divi.sions. 



Mauntel, C. H. Wiehe, C. S. Cook, J. 
A. Schiffgen, J. Carruthers, F. Lange, J. 
P. Fallon, H. W. Myer, T. Mahoney, H. 
Eckerle, C. J. Cleary, A. T. Gushing, T. 
M. Maloney, F. Lawarre, R. E. McKenna, 
C. C. Cason, John Quinlan, H. S. Stans- 
bury, F. W. Berry, D. Zeigler, William 
Ahearn, D. E. Todd, Charles Kinner, John 
Grady, J. M. Shay, George Wheeler, F. 
W. Garner, F. A. Satler, ^'Joe" Stoll, V. 
Gentile, John McGee, John Weber, W. J. 
Robinson, R. Z. Burrous, F. McKillips, 
J. AL Burke and A. D. McCollum. 

Federal Controlled Railroads Make 
Huge Total 

The showing of all railroad employes 
in the country was gratifying to director 
general Hines, who congratulated them 
as follows: 

United States Railroad Administration 
Director of Railroads 

Washington, D. C, May 23, 1919. 
To Officers and Employes of Railroads 
under Federal Control: 
I desire to congratulate officers and 
employes of the railroads under Govern- 
ment control for the splendidly patriotic 
response made by them in the Victory 
Liberty Loan Campaign. 

Out of a total of 1,841,267 employes, 
1,417,042, or 7T.0 per cent., subscribed 
for Victory Liberty Loan notes, a total 
of $128,637,250. 

Employes of sixteen railroads showed 
subscriptions of 100 per cent. 

This is a renewed demonstration of the 
loyalty of the railroad men of America. 

Walker D. Hines, 
Director General of Railroads. 

Our Federal Managers Congratulate 
Employes on Fine Record 

Mr. Galloway sent the following con- 
gratulatory message to the employes 
under his jurisdiction: 

Baltimore, Md., May 15, 1919. 
To Officers and Employes: 

Final report of subscriptions to Victory 
Loan shows that 64.1 per cent, employes 
Baltimore and Ohio Eastern Lines sub- 
scribed $2,131,250. While this amount 
is not quite as large as subscribed to 

Fourth Loan, it is an extremely gratify- 
ing showing and I wish to express my 
appreciation of your cooperation in 
making the Victory Loan a complete 

C. W. Galloway. 

The winners on the Western Lines 
were felicitated by federal manager 
Begien in these words : 

Cincinnati, Ohio, May 16, 1919. 
To All Officers and Employes: 

It is with great pleasure I acknowledge 
the loyalty and patriotism displayed in 
your subscriptions to the Victory Liberty 

'^We finished the job" with a total 
of $2,226,500 subscribed through the banks 
and through the Federal Treasurer. 

Please allow me to congratulate you 
and extend my sincere thanks for this 
splendid showing. 

Sincerely yours, 

R. N. Begien. 

Awarding of German Helmets 

Federal manager Galloway was suc- 
cessful in securing a few German helmets, 
which the ex-Kaiser's troops expected 
to wear upon their triumphant entry 
into Paris. One of these helmets was 
awarded to each of the three divisions 
showing the highest percentage of em- 
ployes subscribing to the Loan on the 
Eastern Lines. 

West Virginia District High on 
Eastern Lines 

The West Virginia District made a 
name for itself when three out of its 
four divisions won a helmet. These 
were Ohio River, first; Charleston, 
second; Wheeling, third. 

J. M. Scott, general superintendent of 
this district, must have been mighty 
proud when he got this good news in the 
following telegram from Mr. Galloway: 
Baltimore, Md., May 15, 1919. 
J. M. Scott, Wheeling: 

It is very gratifying to know that 
three out of your four divisions had the 
highest percentage of employes sub- 
scribing to the Victory Liberty Loan; 
namely, Ohio River, Charleston and 



Wheeling. Each of these divisions, there- 
fore, have been awarded a German hel- 
met. I congratulate you all on this 

C. W. Galloway. 

One of these helmets was also awarded 
to the employes of the Baltimore and 
Ohio Building, Mount Clare Shops and 
Miscellaneous Departments. 

Employes Who Got Helmets 

A drawing was made from the names 
of all employes of each of the divisions 
and departments mentioned above, who 
had subscribed to the Victory Liberty 
Loan through the federal treasurer and 
through banks, and a German helmet 
was awarded to the employe whose name 
was drawn. 

The winners of these helmets are: 
Ohio River Division, R. P. Davis, 
machinist helper; Charleston Division, 
W. G. Smith, trackman; Wheeling 
Division, W. N. Harrold, night station- 

master; General Office Building, Mrs. 
Catherine Frazier, Dining Room; Mt. 
Clare Shops, C. F. Geckle, machinist, 
Air Brake Department; Miscellaneous 
Departments, J. D. Kennedy, telephone 
lineman, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Loan Organization 

The intensive campaign for the Victory 
Liberty Loan was conducted by a 
general committee, with C. W. Galloway, 
General Chairman, Eastern Lines and 
R. N. Begien, General Chairman, West- 
ern Lines. 

All general officers and divisional 
superintendents were appointed chair- 
men, assisted by sub-chairmen, captains 
and leaders in the various branches of 
the service. 

Every one gave freely of his time and 
energy to help put the Loan ''Over the 
Top" and ''Finish the Job," and es- 
pecially was this so of the Departmental 
and Divisional Committees, to which is 
largely due the success of the campaign. 

Pays Off One Loan — Will Soon Get Another 

; PiTTSBUEGH, Pa., June 2, 1919. j 

W.J. Dudley, t 

Superintendent, Relief Department. i 

: Dear Sir: : 

In acknowledging receipt of mortgage, judgment bond and fire insurance policy, • 

: I wish to thank you and the department for your courteous treatment. ( 

I expect to purchase another house in Pittsburgh as soon as I can find a suitable I 

' one, for I am now compelled to live here in a rented house. I will call on you soon ( 

for an application for another loan. ) 

Had it not been for the Relief Department I never would have had a home, and ) 

I 1 hope you will use this letter in any way you sec fit to encourage employes to buy j 

I their own homes instead of renting them. 5 

Again Mrs. Stone and I wish to thank you. i 

Very respectfully, i 

(Signed) Thomas E. Stone, j 

Train Baggagemaster. s 

A Pittsburgh and Western Railroad and Baltimore and Ohio Railroad 1 

Veteran, 1893-1919. j 


A Statistician Who Isn't "All Figures"-A High School 
Principal Who Learned "Parachuting" during the 
War— A Chief Clerk Who is a "Regular Fellow" 

H. Irving Martin 

By a Friend 

"The friends thou hast, and their ado piion^ tried. 
Grapple them to thy soul with hooks of steel." 

One hot day in August, 1913, the writer 
commenced his editorial work on the Em- 
ployes Magazu;:e. Introductions came 
a plenty, and friendships followed to such 
an extent that with this stranger, at 
least, the Baltimore and Ohio made good 
its reputation as the Road of HospitaHty. 
One person, in particular, helped make 
the new work pleasant, and he, strange 
to say, was not at that time in the ser\4ce 
of the Company. We refer to the sub- 
ject of this sketch, H. Irving Martin, 
now statistician of the Relief Depart- 

I have never been able to dissociate 
'Mr. Martin's personahty from the first 
article that I saw from his pen. ''Salt" 
was its name, a queer topic to be dis- 
cussed for our Magazine : yet my fleeting 
impression of it has grown into the con- 
crete personahty of .this good friend, 
who is. of a truth, one of the ''salt of the 
earth". What the indispensable mineral 
gives to the enjoyment and nourishment 
of our bodies, such men contribute to 
the growth of our souls. 

Mr. Martin is a great believer in the 
printed word, beginning with the book 
of Genesis and continuing to the last 
scrap of information he can find on what's 
going on in the world. A da}^ of ^ures 
in the office is but an appetizer for an 
evening of reading at home. And as 
his mind and life have been enriched by 
communion with the thoughts of others, 
he frequenth^ takes pen in hand and 
passes on the results of his own thinking. 

The role of correspondent for the 
Relief Department is now being filled b}^ 
Mr. ^Martin, who has been an interested 
contributor to the Employes Magazine 
since 1913. Some of his numerous con- 
tributions on modern and efficient railway 
operation, notably the series on Freight 
Claim Prevention, written in the vernacu- 
lar, covering the different steps in the 
handling of freight, and entitled, "The 
Troubles of ^Ir. Waybill and the Freight 
Family," also the article on "Cooperation 
with the Manager of Mail Traffic," 
received the attention and commendation 
of freight claim agents and raikoad offi- 
cials in different parts of the United States. 
Other inspirational articles on railroad 
topics were extensively copied in railway 
publications. Business articles from his 
pen have appeared in Printers' Ink, 
Advertising and Selling, Public Libraries, 



H. Irving Martin, 
Statistician, Relief Department 

The Business Maris Magazine, The Old 
Bay Line Magazine, and other publica- 
tions. He is a student of business prob- 
lems and his plan for a Downtown 
Business Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free 
Library has been endorsed by the City 
Club, the Advertising Club of Baltimore, 
the Rotary Club, the Kiwanis Club and 
other civic organizations. 

He is a graduate of the ''School of 
Hard Knocks," getting most of his busi- 
ness training in Y. ]M. C. A. classes, 
night schools, and through correspon- 
dence courses and extensive reading. He 
has spent nineteen years in the service 
of the Baltimore and Ohio, entering its 
employ as messenger. He is interested 
in young men and has assisted a large 
number who are now filling positions of 
responsibihty in the business world. In 
fact, more than the several diplomas in 
Accountancy and Advertising which he 
has earned by hard work and home 
study, he values the appreciation and 
friendship of certain business and pro- 
fessional men whom he helped start in 
the right direction and toward the right 

A recent visit to his desk in the Relief 
Department disclosed a row of books 

on a few of the standard subjects inter- 
esting to almost any wide-awake railroad 
employe: Finance, Accounting, Adver- 
tising, Civics and others. This is the 
result of a Hfe long hobby — making 
available good hterature to the young 
men of his acquaintance and association. 
He enjoys stimulating the thought of 
those about him in any worth-while 
topic; he hkes to get his friends on the 
trail of new ideas in the business world. 

A quiet, unassuming fellow, his in- 
fluence has nevertheless enriched the 
lives of all who know him. His ideals 
are not worn on his sleeve, but they show 
themselves instantly when occasion de- 
mands. He enjoys his work and is of an 
imaginative and original turn of mind. 
Every progressive movement in business, 
civic or church affairs enhsts his ready 
sympathy and intelhgent cooperation. 
Practical altruism is the keynote of his 
Hfe, and those closest to him know best 
how completely his activities are in tune 
with so w^orthy an ideal. 



First Lieutenant George C. Carroll 
By O. V. Kincade 

Assistant Chief Clerk to Superintendentt 
Garrett, Indiana 

First Lieutenant George C. Carroll, 
son of chief dispatcher H. S. Carroll, 
returned to the United States the latter 
part of February, after fifteen months' 
service overseas. 

Lieutenant Carroll entered the mih- 
tary service at Fort Benjamin Harrison, 
Indiana, where he was commissioned 
two weeks before the close of the camp 
and sent to France for training with 
the French army as a balloon observer. • 
His foreign service began on December 
2, and during the winter of 1917 and 
1918 he was attached to the 48th French 
Balloon Company, which was located 
near Souain on the Champagne front. 
All the details of practical balloon opera- 
tion he learned under actual war con- 
ditions. His theoretical knowledge was 
acquired in study at the French Balloon 
School at Vadeny. 



During the latter part of February, 
1918, Lieutenant Carroll was sent to 
Camp Valdahon, where he served with 
the artillery brigade of the second xAmeri- 
cari Division and successfully completed 
the artiller}^ officer's firing course. After- 
wards, he was assigned to French Balloon 
84 as an observer. 

In May the Lieutenant joined the 
Third American Balloon Company and 
remained with that organization until 
his return to the United States. Prior 
to his assignment, however, he was 
rated as ''excellent" in the work cf 
l)alloon observation by the authorities 
of the American Balloon Corps, one of 
seven American balloon officers to re- 
ceive this highest rating. 

Lieutenant Carroll's activities on the 
front included participation in all the 
American offensives. His balloon has 
observed for the second and seventeenth 
French Colonial Corps, the 4th and 8th 
French Armies, the 3rd and 4th Corps 
and many of our best combat divisions 
of the First American Army. 

The principal duty of a balloon com- 
pany when assigned to an army corps, 
or division, was to observe and regulate 
the artillery fire of that unit as well as 
to assist the artillery in the vicinity of 
the balloon posi^don. The observer dis- 

First Lieutenant George C Carroll 

covered such things as enemy batteries 
firing against vital points within our 
lines, enem}^ troops on the r.oad or in 
formations, convoys and trains. In gen- 
eral the enemy was kept under constant 
surveillance. Whenever a good target 
appeared or an enem}^ battery began to 
fire the balloon observer would com- 
municate by telephone direct to the bat- 
tery and our guns were directed upon the 
target or were registered against the 
enemy battery either to silence it or to 
prepare for fire of destruction. 

On three different occasions while 
regulating artillery fire the balloon from 
whose basket the Lieutenant was ob- 
serving was burned by Boche avions. 
Each time Lieutenant Carroll jumped 
with his parachute and landed safely. 

''The grand and glorious feeling" 
which Briggs has never sketched, ac- 
cording to this officer, is the thrill which 
is experienced by an observer when 
the sky is filled with Germans, exploding 
anti air craft shells, and countless ma- 
chine gun bullets, and the pongee silk 
parachute, which has trailed the observer 
through about two hundred feet of s'^ace, 
opens and carries him down toward 
dear mother earth. 

In recognition of personal bravery in 
action, Lieutenant Carroll was decorated 
by the French and American govern- 
ments. His citation for the Distin- 
guished Service Cross is as follows: 
"First Lieutenant George C. Car- 
roll. For extraordinary heroism in 
action near Fort Dumarr, France, 
September 26, 1918. Lieutenant 
Carroll had ascended in a balloon to 
a height of one kilometer on a reg- 
lage mission, when he was attacked 
Dy enemy planes; but he refused to 
leave his post and fired on the planes 
with his pistol while incendiary 
bullets were striking his basket and 
balloon. He was finally forced to 
jump when his balloon burst into 
flames, but he reascended as soon as 
a new. balloon could be inflated. 
On three other occasions Lieutenant 
Carroll also gave proof of exceptional 
courage by remaining in his balloon 
in the face of airplane attacks, 
jumping only when his balloon took 



fire, and immediately reaseending 

when a new balloon could be inflated. 

Home address, Harry S. Carroll, 

father, Garrett, Ind." 

Lieutenant Carroll was born at Gar- 
rett, Ind., August 22, 1893, and as a boy 
and young man was employed during 
the summer vacations by the Baltimore 
and Ohio, serving in various capacities. 
He is at present temporarily emplo^^ed 
in the Division Accountant's office at 
Garrett. On May 25, 1910, he was 
graduated from the Garrett High School 
and the Fall following he entered North- 
western University, Evanston, 111. Af- 
ter studying for two years at that in- 
stitution he attended the University of 
Virginia, where he received his degree in 
1914. The next year he spent as a 
graduate student and assistant in the 
History Department of the University. 
'In 1915 Mr. Carroll was chosen Principal 
of the Garrett High School, and in the 
Spring of 1917 he was elected Super- 
intendent of the Public Schools, which 
position he vacated when he entered 
military service in August, 1917. He 
will resume his school work at the open- 
ing of the Fall term. 


W. F. Cochrane 
By L. A. Cordie 

Freight Agent, Cincinnati Terminals 

Here is the picture of our own W. F. 
Cochrane, chief clerk to the superinten- 
dent of terminals and correspondent for 
the Magazine, by all odds, one of the 
livest wires ever. 

To him, to a great extent, is due the 
success we had in the Liberty and Victory 
Loans, and especially the Victory Loan, 
in which the Cincinnati Terminals stand- 
ing was No. 1 (Western Lines). The 
per cent, of emploj^es subscribing was 
86.4. During this campaign Mr. Coch- 
rane organized a $1,000 Club and made 
a special drive for members, having 
forty-two at the close. 

Sometime ago Mr. Cochrane conceived 
the idea of getting our employes together 
socially by giving a dance and enter- 

W. F. Cochrane, 
Chief Clerk to Superintendent Terminats, 
Cincinnati, Ohio 

tainment at the Gibson Hotel, and his 
efforts met with wonderful success. He 
organized the Cincinnati Terminal Wel- 
fare Association, and later on gave 
another dance and entertainment at 
the same hotel, with a repetition of the 
first success. These entertainments were 
the talk of the Terminals and brought 
together hundreds of employes who had 
not met before. 

Besides Mr. Cochrane's work and in- 
terest in patriotic and social effort, he 
has been unusually successful in the 
handling of the clerical forces of the 
superintendent of terminals. He quickly 
detects errors and inefficient practices in 
office procedure, and our employes know 
that his efforts to straighten them out 
will be both consistent and persistent. 

Although he has known Mr. Cochrane 
only through association on the Maga- 
zine during the past few months, the 



editor is glad of the opportunity to add 
his bit of appreciation to the above. 

Mr. Cochrane is one of the right bowers 
of the AIagazine. The emploj^es at 
Cincinnati have seen the splendid con- 
tributions he has made to the Among 
Ourselves Department, but they do not 
know what painstaking care and fine sense 
of news value are exhibited in his Maga- 
zine work. No request for assistance 
shot from Baltimore to Cincinnati, seems 

to be too much trouble for him. He 
either has a fine system of news gathering, 
or gets out among the men in the ter- 
minals and digs up the splendid items 
and pictures which appear each month 
under the Cincinnati Terminals heading. 

More power to Mr. Cochrane in his 
many activities. He deserves a lot of 
appreciation from his associations and 
he has a full share of it from the writer. 

Quota Exceeded in Y. M. C. A. Membership 
j Week — Railroad Employes Thanked 

for' Cooperation 

Dear Mr. Editor: " | 

The Membership Week of the Railroad Young Men's | 

Christian Association is over and during it we secured j 

approximately 47,500 new members instead of the 40,000 j 
originally hoped for. I want to express to the employes • I 

of the Baltimore and Ohio, on behalf of our entire move- | 

ment, i-jur sincere appreciation for their help during our j 

drive. | 

We now face making good on our advanced Program, j 

for with this large body of new railroad men added to j 

those already in our membership, it is our purpose to I 

make the work of the Railroad Association more efficient j 

and helpful than ever heretofore. I 

The greatest single effort in the history of the Rail- j 

road Association has been brought to a splendidly sue- j 

cessful consummation and in this achievement Baltimore j 

and Ohio men have had no little share. | 

Cordiallv, i 


(Signed) John F. Moore, | 

Senior Secretary, j 

International Committee, Railroad Department. \ 

Fifty-three Years in One Office 

By W. F. Cochrane 

Chief Clerk to Superintendent Terminals, Cincinnati 

The following is the thrd in the series "Representative Employes of the Railroad," 
and will be followed by other similar sketches until each division has had its repre- 
sentative appear. The selection of one man to represent a division does not mean that 
he is the only employe worthy of the distinction — rather that he is representative of the 
good character and fine record attained by other of his coworkers. 

We are glad to present this portrait and brief life sketch of J. M. Hughes, 
one of the oldest, if not the oldest employe now in active service at our 
Cincinnati Terminals. 

Mr. Hughes was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., but came to Ohio early in life, 
and lays claim to being a full-fledged "Buckeye." At the time of the coming 
of his people into the wilderness of Southern Ohio, its educational advantages 
were few and primitive. Three months "readin', 'ritin' and 'rithmetic" at the 
"Deestric School" during the winter seasons was regarded as sufficient. He 
got this training until about fourteen years of age, then had to give up his 
studies and take his place in the ranks of the bread winners for the large family 
of which he was a member. 

In 1862 he entered the Union Army, serving as a private until the last 
year of the War. After his discharge in 1 865 he came to Cincinnati and took 
a course in Gundry's Commercial College, and early in 1866, entered the service 
of the C. H. & D. R. R., as a clerk in the Cincinnati Local Freight Office, A. R. 
Lafferty then being local agent. He has continued in that office until the 
present time, making in round numbers fifty-three years of continuous service 
with the one Company in the same office. 

This service has been unbroken by frequent vacations or absence by reason 
of sickness. At no time during this long period, except several years ago, 
when he had typhoid fever, has he been absent from the office for more than 
a few days at a time. It must be remembered that during the major portion 
of his service vacations in local freight offices were rare exceptions rather 
than the rule, and such a thing as system passes were unknown. Truly it must 
be that the world is growing better. 

He has served in nearly every position known to a local freight office. 
For upwards of thirty-five years he was cashier, and during those years at the 
C. H. & D. at least, the cashier was also virtually the accountant. For, in 
addition to handling the receipts and disbursements of the daily cash, he was 
expected to take care of much of the accounting work, such as making up the 
monthly balance sheet, keeping tab on the connecting line settlements, both 
received and forwarded, and many other things that are now entirely divorced 
from the cashier's duties. 

Many other changes in the methods of the Local Freight Office have taken 
place during his long years of service, one of the most notable being the eight 

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Entrance and record card of Lieutenant Quentin 
Roosevelt into "L'Ecole de Tir Aerien de Cazaux." 
The comment at the bottom, which is the instructor's 
estimate of Lieutenant Roosevelt, is translated as 
follows: "Very good pilot, very regular landings, very 
good shot, splendid military spirit, very daring." 
Cazaux (Gironde), France, January 14, 1919. 

This interesting record is another of the many 
proofs we have of the real patriotism of the late Colonel 
Roosevelt and all his sons. The seriousness of their 
efforts to win the war was evidenced in all their 

With the Yanks in the snows of North Russia. 
The Red Triangle of the Y. M. C. A. in Archangel 
hangs from a building which formally was a club- 
house and which is peculiarly adapted to the 'needs 
of a meeting place for soldiers. 

The well known saying "the sun never sets on 
the British Empire" can be applied to wide 
activities of the Y. M. C. A. today. From frozen 
Russia to the sub-tropical Philippines, the Red Tri- 
angle is a familiar and encouraging sign. 


One of the caiiiounaged Cn-riri.-ui guti ^ win, h K<'t to i'.iris -after the Armistice, however. 

Count and Countess Von Bernstorff pose in Berlin 
for a snapshot portrait by a photographer for the 
U. S. Signal Corps. The Count remarked to the 
photographer: '"This is like old times in Washing- 

It is a matter of small moment to us if it really 
seemed like "old times in Washington" to the Count 
or not. We are mighty sure that it does not seem like 
"old times in Berlin." 

Where the "hello" girls lived in France. Despite the unpapered walls, this room in a portable barracks 
had something of the air of a college dormitory. It was a billet for Signal Corps telephone operators in 

With the American Army of Occupation in Ger- 
many. An American redskin on guard at the most 
advanced sentry post of the Thirty-second Division's 
sector in the bridgehead zone beyond the Rhine. He 
is Corporal George Miner, D Company, 128th In- 
fantry, a full blooded Winnebago Indian from Tomah, 




Baltimore and Ohio 
Employes Magazine 

Robert M. Van Sant, Editor 
Office, Mount Royal Station, Baltimore, Md. 
Herbert D. Stitt, Staff Artist 
George B. Luckey, Staff Photographer 

The Youth of America 

UR Independence Day celebra- 
tions are now practically without 
the noise of battle and the burn- 
ing of much powder. What there 
is of these exhuberant manifestations is 
controlled by the authorities and the 
accidents and sorrow which came with 
old fashioned ''Fourths" have been cut 
down to almost nothing. 

Most of us remember the cap pistols 
and pebbly torpedoes of our boyhood, — 
then the ''blanks" for revolver and the 
dangerous toy cannon which came just 
before long trousers. We were red- 
blooded and we loved these boisterous 
echoes of sterner reahties. In fact many 
of us will admit a bit selfishly that we 
■are glad we had a share in the barbaric 
old, in the same breath in which, with 
our own children in mind, we say "Yes, 
the new way is so much better." 

Really, the change was a remarkable 
one for America to make so quickly and 
easily; noisy, boastful, effervescent, patri- 
otic America — how gently she was weaned 
from this attractive yet dangerous tra- 
dition. With all her growth and ac- 
compUshments, with all her stature and 
strength, she is still young. And her 
heart and mind turn readily from old 
accustomed ways at the touch of a new 
and better impulse. 

In commenting upon the relative post- 
war world position of his country and 
ours» the wisest of living Japanese 

touches but Hghtly on the fact that we 
saved perhaps ten times as much in 
investments as did his people. What he 
does think of supreme significance is 
that while Japan's prosperity has plunged 
her more deeply than ever into devitaUz- 
ing dissipation, America, while playing a 
leading role in the great world tragedy, 
has within herself by law determined 
that insidious strong drink be banished 
from her shores. 

These internal changes are but the 
signs of America's youth — of a nation 
so responsive to new and better thought 
that she can shake off age-old tradition 
and stand forth freed from a custom 
which took root at her birth, and a handi- 
cap which has enslaved mankind through- 
out all history. 

The Civil War saw this youth full of 
labor and pain, giving in its own body 
full expression to that part of our credo — 
"all men are created free and equal." 
The Spanish-American struggle saw this 
youth reaching out a sympathetic and 
healing hand to tropical island peoples 
who needed help. In these later troubled 
years our youth has again responded to 
the greatest call humanity has ever 
made or heard, and we are about to 
welcome to our comradeship peoples 
reborn with the enunciation of our 
principles and under the protection of 
our strong arms. 

Yet despite these achievements to- 
ward a better day for all mankind, appal- 
ing indications of unrest and unhappiness 
still show themselves. It is inevitable 
that it should be so, for we are cleansed 
by suffering and chastisement. Perhaps 
young America still has its greatest 
struggle to face, a struggle world-wide 
in extent and social and economic in 
nature. But if she continue young, 
responsive to new thought, still willing 
to risk the infusion of strange blood, 
quick to answer the demands thrust 
upon her by untried responsibihties, 
unhampered by outgrown and provincial 
traditions, sympathetic in relationship 
with all classes and nations but strong 
and determined in dealing with them — 
if she can hold to the things that have 
made her and kept her young, she will 
have the strength to play her part nobly 



through whatever difPculties face her, to 
keep her history unsulHed, to maintain 
her achievement and hold to her destiny 
as the land of promise. 

Three Men 

|HREE men are cutting stone up 
yonder in the Cathedral grounds. 
''What are you doing, No. 1?" 
"I am working for $6.75 a day." 
''What are you doing. No. 2?" "I am 
squaring this stone." "What are you 
doing, No. 3?" "I am helping to build 
that,^' and this worker, with mind reach- 
ing out beyond his toil, and with a noble 
spirit of partnership with the best, points 
proudly up to the great unfinished 
Cathedral on the hill. — Literary Digest. 

Grenades for Savings Banks 

IHEN the armistice was signed, 
the War Department had fifteen 
million regulation hand grenades 
ready to be thrown into the 
German trenches, dugouts and machine 

gun nests. As they were no longer 
needed for that purpose,^ the Treasury 
Department secured them for ammunition 
in the campaign for national financial 

They will be used to clean out the 
entrenchments of the national enemies 
of waste and careless spending and will 
be handled by the army of American 
schopl children. 

Each grenade complete, except for the 
fuse and explosive charge, will be turned 
into a savings bank for dimes and pennies. 
Under a distribution plan approved by 
the Treasury Department one of these 
banks would be given to every school 
boy and girl under ten years old who can 
show one War Savings Stamp earned 
during vacation when school reopens 
next fall and tell how it was earned. 
Every boy and girl over ten who earns 
two War Savings Stamps and who shows 
them, together with an account of how 
they were earned, would win one of 
these prizes. The distribution of the 
grenade banks will be completely under 
the control of the Savings Directors of 
the twelve Federal Reserve Districts. 


By E. B. Rittenhouse 

Agent, Freight Office, Wilmington, Del. 

May I through faith, while here below, 
As on my destined way I go, 
Behold the path the Saviour trod, 
To save us — through Eternal God — 
From wrath to come. 

I fain would see that wonder-star 
That called the shepherds from afar ; 
To view in awe the undefiled, 
To gaze upon the new-bom Child, 
At Bethlehem. 

I would recall, as on I go, 
His agony, His bitter woe ; 
Infinite Love — how can it be 
That He whose mercy ransomed me 
Must drink that cup — Gethsemane, 
The wormwood and the gall. 

I fain would see beyond life's stream, 
That spotless robe that has no seam ; 
And not enough, that I might see. 
But oh, that it might cover me, 
When night shall fall. 


As Seen by 

A 3Iaa Mu£l Eat 


—From T/ic Sart ^/nwrisco Bulletin. 

free Inslruclion in ihc Motional intlient 

Copynohl, /.9/S/, \i w York Trihtinr, Inc. R, iiroduced 

by iienniasiun 


A Forthcoming Turkey Trot 

—Memphis Commercial .ippcal 

"S-s-h! Don't Cry Dear, Ix)ok at Daddy Singing!" 


the Cartoonists 

—Copyright, 1919, New Yurk Tribune, Inc. Reproduced 

by permission 

She — Dad's going into the billiard room; now's your chance to ask him. 

He— I think I'll wait till he's in the library; I'd soont?r ht^ thrt^w 3 book 3t rno th^in a biUitirci bsll. — The F*(iSk^ ifuj Shoir. 


History of Baltimore and Ohio, 1830 1880 

Told in Interesting Sesqui- 
Centennial Celebration 

By John Ed. Spurrier 

HE coupon ticket shown here- 
with marks graphically the fifty 
years of progress in construction 
and operation of the Baltimore 
and Ohio from 1830 to 1880. It was 
printed during the Sesqui-Centennial of 
the Railroad, celebrating the fiftieth anni- 
versary (August 28, 1880) of our first use 
of steam power. 

WilUam M. Clements, master of trans- 
portation, Charles K. Lord, general 
passenger agent, and iNIajor J. G. Pang- 
born, assistant general passenger agent, 
had gotten together and arranged for a 

Baltimore 451*Ohio Kail Koacl 

APRH- 1832. 

Ff>tty-ei5;'~'t rca" n^o '^i.c Coi'pon might h^^ve 
I cen accepted for one firs; class passage by horscj 
r'jwer from I 


Fare S3. oo. 

Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road 

MAY 1830. 

Fiftv vears aer> this Coupon mielit have been rood 
foF onv fir>t Class passage by liorsc power from 

I Baltimore to Ellicott's Mills. 
15 Miles I^^^B 

, ^ \j 06.TACHE0 ^ ^ 
j Distance TS miles. Time 2 hours. Fare sects. 



Baltimore & Ohio Kail Road 

JANUARY 1853. 

I wenty-seven j'ears ago some such form as thisj 
w ould have been taken for one firb't class passage' 


,379 Miles i ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 

Distance 379, miles Time 22 hours Fare 


Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road 


Thirty-eight years ago a Coupon like this mightj . 
have been accepted for one first class passage from [ 


178 Miles 


^ O OCTACbFO C..--.^ 

Distance 178 miles. Time 9 hours Fare ^7.00 I 

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! AUGUST 18a5. 

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taken up for one first class passage from 1 


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called in for one first class passage by btear.i 
power from 


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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad employes' 
jubilee in Baltimore, and the city au- 
thorities, its business men, newspapers 
and printers, joined in to make it a 
success, furnishing floats of every suit- 
able description to parade the principal 

As can be read on the reproduction 
below, it was on the Passenger Depart- 

Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road j 

NO %' EMBER 1874. j 

• IX years ago this Coupon might hat-e been re- 
ceived for one first class passage from 


853 Miles m 


Distance 853 miles Time 36 hours. Fare ?2i.25 

Baltimore & Ohfo Rail Road 

JUNE 1857. 

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j been taken for one first class passage from 


930 Miles 



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Distance 930 miles Time 41 hours Fare $28.00! 

BaHimAi^ ^ Ohio Rail Boa* 

JUNE 1857. 

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been received for a first class passage from 


[Distance 5S9 miles T^me 28 hours Fare |i6.oo 

Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road 

MAY 1857. 

Twenty-three yeajs ago this Coupon might have' 
answered for one first class passage from 


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Distance 384 miles Time 22 hours Fare gio.c 

inent Tableaux Car that a printing press 
was erected and the coupon ticket was 
printed under the direction of Major 
Pangborn, while the parade was 
moving on Baltimore Street, in the 
vicinit}' of the old Baltimore and Ohio 

The celebration was a great success, 



Route:— From the Atlantic Seaboard up the 
Valley of the Potomac, over the Alleghanies 
and across the Prairies to the Great Lakes and 
Rivers of the West. 

Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road 

OCTOBEK 1880. 

Coupons when reading as below are good when 


Time 22 hours, Fare $14. 


Time 34 hours. Fare $21 1 Time 2S hours. Fare $17.50 

1,490 3IILES.~ 




bringing large crowds from all parts 
traversed by the Baltimore and Ohio. 
Ever}' emploj^e between Baltimore, 
Wheeling and Parkersburg, who could 
be spared, came to Baltimore and par- 
ticipated in the parade with the old 
Grasshopper engines and cars. Our men 
were in uniform and dressed alike, with 
blue zouave pants, w^hite shirts, and red 
caps. Many of the West Virginians 
were lost in the city and did not reach 
home for two weeks. Some were said 
to have taken a fancy to city life and 

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never to have gotten back to their native 

I was the chief train dispatcher, First 
Division, Baltimore to Martinsburg, 
Washington Branch, Alexandria Branch 
and Frederick Branch, in addition to 
working a regular trick as dispatcher 
and did not have time to see much of the 
fun. We had another similar celebration 
later, called the Baltimore Oriole, the 
Baltimore and Ohio joining to make it a 
great success, but those glorious times 
seem to have passed forever. 

July 4th — Our Birthday 






Four-score and eleven years ago our forefathers brought forth upon 
this continent a new idea in transportation, conceived in a spirit of progress 
and dedicated to the public welfare. 

That idea first took material form when the cornerstone of our own 
Baltimore and Ohio was laid on the Nation's birthday in 1828. 

Today, we, workers in a common cause, are engaged in a mighty en- 
deavor that that idea^ so conceived and so dedicated, may long endure. 

The decades have come and gone, bringing new difficulties, new vicis- 
situdes. But these have been met and triumphantly overcome, and the 
infant Baltimore and Ohio, christened by the venerable Charles Carroll of 
Carrollton cn that momentous day so long ago, has now taken its place in 
the foremost ranks or the giants of transportation, its standard ever 
mounting higher. 

Keep that standard high. Hold to the spirit which has impelled us, 
and those before us, to look upon the fortunes of the Railroad as our own, 
its difficulties our difficulties, its triumphs our triumphs. — E. F. S. 



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America and the League of Nations 

By Philip Gibbs 

War Correspondent, in the New York Times 

We are reprinting this article because it is xi^ritten by a man who probably saw as much of the horror of war as any 
other person; because he is widely considered the ablest of news correspondents produced by the Great War, not alone for 
his marvelous descriptive powers, but also for his fidelity to fact and intellectual integrity. 

We hold no brief for the League of Nations Covenant as it exists today, and think it should have the wide discussion 
and debate now being given it in Congress. But we believe that the question is neither political nor partisan, that some 
League of Nations is necessary to the safety of society, and that it requires the best thought of all citizens. There are 
many view-points on the subject, and the following article rings with the sincerity of one who speaJcs for the millions who 
have suffered. — Ed. 

HS AN Englishman here in America, 
after being an onlooker of war for 
four and a half years, I confess I 
am distressed by the violent con- 
flict of thought at present seething among 
the American people, and threatening to 
wreck the hopes of all those other peoples 
who have been scorched and tortured by 
the fires of that infernal strife in Europe. 
But one thing is comforting after an 
analysis of these passionate opinions, as 
expressed to me by many different types of 
American citizens — both men and women. 
It is that through all this division of 
intellectual argument there is beyond 
any doubt a general agreement of spirit- 
ual purpose. The soul of America, as 
I have seen it, is not at this moment 
touched by selfishness. No man in my 
hearing has ever hinted at a desire for 
commercial or pohtical advantages which 
the United States might seize out of the 
troubles of Europe. On the contrary, 
hard business men, and professional men 
Hke New York lawyers, speak, not for 
my benefit, but among themselves as I 
have heard them, with an unconscious 
and simple ideahsm, profoundly touched 
by emotion, in spite of commonsense, 
practical, and direct words which have 
no "flummery" in their way of speech. 

Their criticism of the league of na- 
tions, if they are against it, is not based 
on mean views, but on the fear, first, 
that it will be a mere pohtical machine 
superimposed upon the peoples of the 

world without their spirit behind it, and 
without real power to restrain the evil 
purposes of nations ready to treat the 
league as another ''scrap of paper" when 
it suits them; secondly, that it will break 
down the traditional isolation of America 
and involve the people of the United 
States in petty quarrels, leading to war, 
so that her spirit and her armed power 
will be used not, as in this war, fo^ the 
S£vfety of civilization and the supreme 
needs of humanity, but as a party to the 
petty and ignoble quarrels of rival states. 
They are afraid of being ''dragged in" 
to the old European jungle-world of hook 
and claw and the prowhng of the beast 
in search of weaker prey. 

I do not blame them, for it is a fearful 
thought to these people who before the 
war watched the secret intrigues, the 
hatred and ambitions of small kingdoms, 
and the alliances of great powers in 
Europe, with disdain and disgust. But 
what the American people I have met 
do not understand — what it is diflacult 
for them to understand — is the passion- 
ate yearning of great masses of people 
for American aid in hberating them 
from the repetition of horrors through 
which they have passed in agony. 

Over and over again in the early days 
French officers and men said to me with 
a thrill of passion in their voices: 

"If I thought this Thing would ever 
happen again I would strangle my child 
m its cradle to save it from such torture. " 




This was said to me not once, nor 
dozens, nor scores of - times, by bloody 
and bandaged men, but hundreds of 
times. It was the common, general, pas- 
sionate thought. And hundreds of times 
on the British front, in trenches and in dug- 
outs and in officers' messes, our own men 
spoke to me in a similar line of thought. 

Deeper than their hatred of the enem^' 
who had brought this thing upon them 
was their hatred of statesmen and poh- 
ticians and men of wealth and learning 
who had failed to forsee the horrors 
ahead, who had gone on in the foohsh 
old way supporting balances of power, 
framing secret alhances, influencing na- 
tional hatreds and rivalries, and main- 
taining the old philosophy of material 
force to hold or to grab, with weakness 
and inefficiency even in that view of life 
and its meaning. 

That conviction has not been killed by 
victor3\ It is in the hearts of the hving 
as it was in the souls of the dead — and 
I write of what I know. It is in the 
hearts of multitudes of women who gave 
their first-born — and sometimes their 
second, and third, and fourth — to the de- 
vouring monster of war. It is hot in 
the brains of milUons of workmen who 
watch the pohticians of the world with 
increasing hatred and distrust, because 
of their failure to avert the frightful 
catastrophe, and their tinkering, now, 
with problems which must be handled 
largely and with an unshrinking cour- 
age, in order to make the world clean of 
the foul outrage against civihzed ideals on 
those corpse-strewn fields in France. 

If the league of nations fails, as it 
may, because it is the most daring effort 
to lift the organization of human society 
to a higher plane of hope, and that is not 

easy of achievement, there is only one 
alternative. For a time I thought there 
were two alternatives, the first of which 
was a new combination of alliances, lead- 
ing certainh^ to another race for arma- 
ments and another grouping of powers 
until the time came for the next inev- 
itable war, far more terrible in its sweep of 
slaughter than the one now passed. But 
I am certain now that there is only one 
alternative. What will happen if the 
league is not estabhshed with the impulse 
of the world's democracy behind it is as 
clear as sunlight to discerning minds who 
are in touch with popular passion born 
out of the sufferings of the war. What 
will happen is the wild revolt of many 
peoples against their estabhshed forms of 
government in the mad hope that by 
anarch}^ they may gain freedom of their 
souls and bodies and of their unborn 
children to enjoy the fruits of labor in 
larger measure than now, and in safety 
against the devastating terrors of modern 

America has the supreme chance of 
any power in the world today because 
she is looked upon by the peoples of 
Europe as a fair, unselfish and democratic 
arbitrator, aloof from their rivalries, and 
untainted by the disease which infected 
their civihzation. American people that 
I have met do not reahze this immense 
power of their mission, nor do they under- 
stand that to the European masses, when 
President Wilson speaks, he speaks, in their 
behef , for America herself. If ^Ir. Wilson 
fails and falls, America may lose this great 
chance in the history of mankind; and 
in any case, if, with President Wilson or 
without him, the league of nations fails, 
then the world will, in my belief, crash 
into the gulfs of widespread anarchy. 

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\ I On March 27, extra east, engine 4075, engineer A. B. Westfall, fireman W. L. Mil- 1 i 

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/ t Glasgow, moved 100 loads, 7,000 tons, from Fairmont to Grafton, the largest train ever j ( 

/ I received in Grafton yard. The train left Fairmont at 11.15 a. m., and arrived at Grafton | / 

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How to Make a Cold Chisel 

By H. E. Blackburn 

Instructor of Apprentices, Erie Railroad 

(Courtesy Erie Railroad Magazine) 


|N the good old days when ''Dad"' was 
an apprentice they taught him the art 
of using a cold-chisel. Today the}^ 
give the apprentice an ''air gun" and 
tell him to ''go to it." Great skill was required 
by the tool dresser of ye olden times, while to- 
day any old thing with eight sides on it will pass 
the censor, who as a rule is some "old smith" 
who has worn out his usefulness in the shop, and 
for want of some place to put him he is pensioned 
on the tool fire. 

In the first place, there is not enough atten- 
tion given to the tool end of the blacksmith 
shop, and to overcome this, the work should be 
placed under the tool foreman's supervision. 
This will stop a continuous performance that is 
going on all day between the tool room window 
and the place where the men are butchering 

There is no excuse for poor chisels, and there 
is a reason for every chisel that fails. It is 
mostly up to the man who orders the steel, or 
the one who recommends it, rather. If the 
steel is all right, gei some up-to-date foreman, 
who reads what is going on in the steel world, 
and let him hire someone who knows something 
about the heat treatment of steel, and not trust 
this work to some "haystack mechanic." 

The proper way to order steel is to consult 
some good chemist, and then order on a speci- 
fication, and if the firm that is selling you steel 
knows that you have a good chemist on the job 
you will get what you are paying for; for in- 
stance, order carbon steel of 55 per cent, carbon, 
60 to 80 per cent, manganese, 1 per cent, chro- 
minum, and not over .04 per cent in sulphur and 

The chrome is added to the steel to increase 
the tempering properties desired and at the 
same time to give a tough cutting edge on the 
chisel. The manganese is added to absorb the 
oxygen and to combine with the sulphur so as to 
form manganese sulphur; in fact, if steel is low 
in manganese and high in sulphur the steel will 
be very brittle and of little use as a shock steel. 

Before you start out to make chisels be sure 
that you have an up-to-date equipment. Pur- 
chase a closed type oil or gas furnace, one that 
is equipped with a pyrometer, so that you can 
see what is going on inside the furnace along 
heat lines. Remember that the eye is easily led 
astray (as the farmer found out after working 
the shell game), and you might as well try to 
fire a boiler without a steam gauge as to heat 
steel uniformly without a pyrometer. 

Fifty per cent, of the chisels that pass through 
the tool room window are "burnt" or cracked 
before they ever reach the butcher; the tool 
dresser (in name only) chucks about a dozen 
chisels in an open fire at one time, and more if 
he is working piecework. The first four that 
he draws out are at a black heat, the next four 
perhaps the correct heat, while the last four 
look like a nitrogen lamp in full bloom. 

Now, this cannot happen if you are her ing 
your chisels in a closed-type furnace that has 
been heated up to, say, 1,400 degrees, or to the 
heat that the makers of the steel advise for 
forging the steel. One of the blacksmith shop 
foremen on the Erie has designed a good type 
of a tool furnace, and no doubt prints can be 
obtained for same by applying to the proper 

To make a number of cold-chisels, heat the 
octagon bars of steel so as to cut them up into 
six-inch lengths, keep the furnace at the heat 
recommended, start the chisels in the furnace 
end first, and work them in so that when you 
draw one out you are pushing another one in. 
This will insure a gradual heating, and you will 
be able to work the steel on the rising heat. 
Remove one heated chisel blank at a time and 
draw it down to a one-half inch point one inch 
back for the striking end of the chisel; then heat 
the other ends one at a time and draw them 
down wedge shape to one-eighth inch thick on 
the cutting edge and two inches back; use a 
Bradley hammer for this class of work, and cut 
off the rough ends with a power shear while the 
chisel is still hot. 



When you have dressed all of the chisels on 
both ends, wind up the day's work by placing 
the entire lot in the furnace, and when they are 
heated to the critical point or a little above 
(the point where the steel loses its magnetism) 
shut off the source of the heat, close the door 
and go home with the idea that the steel will be 
homogeneous in the morning (whatever that is). 

Annealing is done to break up the crystal- 
lization and to normalize the steel, to say 
nothing about reducing the forging strains, 
because when the steel is worked under a 
hammer, the structure changes, the thinner 
parts of the chisel have been worked more than 
the heavy parts and also cooled more rapidly 
than the thick parts; annealing will even up this 
uneven expansion and contraction. 

It is good practice to grind the cutting edge 
of the chisels before you harden them, so as to 
save the man (who takes delight in annealing 
them on the emery wheel) the trouble later on. 
This will be sure to give the chisel a breathing 
spell before it is ''murdered." 

Hardening the chisel is the most important 
part of the heat treatment operations, and to 
become a successful hardener you must know 
what the steel consists of from a chemical point, 
as well as how it will act when it is hardened. 
Remember that there is a way to successfully 
treat every failure; but the application depends 
on your gray matter rather than what you 
learn out of textbooks. 

The old way was to heat a number of dressed 
chisels in an open fire to a dull red color, say 
about two inches back from the cutting edge of 
the chisel; then to dip the end of the chisel in 
brine water, about one inch up until the end was 
black; the chisel was then taken to the anvil 
and rubbed with a piece of grindstone so as to 
polish the cutting edge and allow the temper 
color to run down from the heated part of the 
chisel to a deep plum color verging on a blue at 
the extreme cutting edge of the chisel. 

Now, if you will stop for one moment and do 
some thinking, this is a very poor way to harden 
a chisel. In the first place you cool the thin 
part of the chisel off very rapidly, and still 
leave the heavy part of the chisel above very 
hot in order to give enough heat to draw the 
cutting edge to a temper. It is this sudden 
cooling that causes the cutting edge to crack 
as it pulls away from the heated end. Then 
again, although the cutting edge may be of the 
correct temper color, if the color is allowed to 
run down too fast because the chisel has been 

heated too far back, the metal behind the cut- 
ting edge will be too soft and it will set under 
the shock of a hammer blow and be bent and 
later on break off; or if the color is allowed to 
run down too slowly, due to not enough heat 
in the heavy part of the chisel, the metal behind 
the cutting edge will be too hard and the end 
will break ofT from the body. 

There is no way as yet to harden and temper 
a chisel that will stand the abuse given it by 
the average ''slugger." Even a rubber chisel 
would be broken in the hands of the average 
workman, and the air hammer equipped with a 
chisel is the only solution for this "disease." 

The writer had the pleasure of visiting a 
large tool shop recently where they hardened 
a chisel properly, and he will endeavor to 
describe how it was done. In the first place 
they used chrome steel of fifty-five per cent, 
carbon content. This alone is why they had 
good success. They dressed about 500 chisels 
at a time under a Bradley hammer, and an- 
nealed same over night. The next day they 
fired up a closed type furnace equipped with a 
pyrometer to 800 degrees, and started to feed 
the chisels in the door of the furnace (cutting 
edges in), and when the furnace was up to 1,400 
degrees (or whatever heat the makers recom- 
mend as the critical point) they regulated the 
burner so as to hold that temperature As fast 
as the chisels became a good cherry color they 
removed one chisel at a time and slowly lowered 
it (striking end down) so that the thin or cutting 
edge of the chisel touched the quenching bath 
last. Now, a little common sense will show you 
that the heavy part of the chisel where the most 
heat was is cooled first, so as to even up for the 
thin part at the edge. The flame should never 
touch the chisels, and it should be neutral or 
slightly rich in gas, and great care should be 
used in the time allowed to bring the chisels up 
to the correct temperature, so as to quench it 
on the rising heat. Heating should never be 
rapid, nor should the steel be allowed to soak 
after it has been heated to the critical point 
(or where the steel has lost its magnetism). It 
may be well to mention here that the fire points 
in the furnace should be examined occasionally, 
and that some electrician should look the 
balance of the pyrometer over now and then. 

The size of the quenching tank should be 
large enough to keep the bath cool at all times, 
as the temperature of the bath must be constant 
if uniform results are to be obtained. A good 
bath is made up as follows: Use two barrels of 



water containing five pounds of soda ash to the 
barrel of water to one part of a good soluble 
quenching oil. Heated tool steel quenched 
in this bath will give a file hardness, and 
this medium will give a quenching speed 
between oil and water that is sharper than oil 
and slower than water, and consequently less 
liable to cause cracks in hardening, as with 
plain water. 

The tempering part of the chisels is a very 
easy operation. Simply heat a bath of cylinder 
oil or a good tempering oil to 550 degrees 
Fahrenheit, and allow the chisels to stay in this 
bath for twenty minutes; then remove and allow 
to cool. The firm that makes chisels under the 
above conditions has but little complaint from 
the workman. At times some tool maker may 
want a special hard chisel; if this is the case the 
hardener uses brine water, or he may heat the 
steel a little higher and draw the temper to a 
lower degree than 550. The average output of 
this shop is 500 chisels per man for an eight-hour 
day's work. 

There is another point worth mentioning, 
and that is that the chisels should be ground up 
in the tool room before they are sent out in the 
shop. This will give the operator some idea of 
the correct cutting angle, which, by the way, 
should be seventy degrees; and it might be well 

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"Pep" without purpose is "piffle", 

And purpose sans "pep" near as bad, 

"Efficiency" is a misnomer 

When used but to cover a fad, 

The hustlers who hustle in circles 

Are tired at setting of sun. 

But their efforts outweigh in the balance 

The weights of the work they have done. 

The purposing clod will get somewhere 
Even though he is lacking in "pep". 
Infusion of Capsicum, maybe 
Would limber his lumbering step. 
But show me the man who has harnessed 
Both purpose and "pep" to his star. 
And I'll sh ow you a man who is selling 
His service for more than at par. 

to say that the tool-room foreman should take 
a trip through the shop now and then and see 
how they are using or abusing his chisels. A 
pointer at the right time might save a lot of 
money for the company he represents. 

In a summary of the treatment of tool steel 
it is necessary to recognize: 

The importance of strain due to unequal 

The value of annealing. 

That time, rather than temperature, is the 
factor in annealing. 

That the annealing heat is a low heat. 

That the refining heat be gradually and slowly 
approached to allow a thorough and uniform 
heating of the steel. 

That the tempering bath should be of the 
right temperature. 

That the combination of oil and water gives 
a tougher structure to steel than water alone. 

That in tempering the degree of heat should 
be regulated according to the grade of tool 
steel used. 

That the part of the work having the largest 
area should be dipped first in a vertical position. 

That the hardening bath-should be agitated. 

And, last of all, do not think that you know 
the last thing about a piece of steel, because 
on that day it will turn around and act contrary. 

I'll show you a man who is never 
In want of a man's job to do, 
Who tackles a thing when he's ready 
And then to the end sees it through. 
Who whistles when others are swearing 
When plans are miscarried or wrong, 
A man who rings chords out of Service 
And fits them in Industry's song. 

I'll show you a man who has courage, 
Who rushes the "Jinx" off its feet. 
Who plucks from Life's highermost branches 
The fruits that are luscious and sweet. 
Whose "pep" is not bluster or "piffle". 
Whose purpose is gauged by a rule 
That's embodied in this bit of rhyming, 
The "purposeless Pep" is a fool! 

Purpose, "Pep" and "Piffle" 

By Charles L. H. Wagner 

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Eastern Lines 

Western Lines 

On June 1, F. G. Hoskins was appointed 
superintendent, Baltimore Terminal Division, 
vice R. A. Grammes, resigned. 

On March 1, the following appointments were 
made: W. H. Clifton, assistant purchasing 
agent; D. A. Williams, assistant to purchasing 
agent; H. P. McQuilkin, general storekeeper. 
The headquarters of these officers are in 

W. H. Clifton 
Assistant Purchasing Agent 

On March 1, J. C. Kimes was appointed 
division freight agent, with headquarters at 
Cincinnati, vice H. E. DuBois, granted leave 
of absence on account of ill health. 

On March 15, George A. Upton was appointed 
agricultural and industrial agent, with head- 
quarters at Cincinnati. 

On April 16, H. N. Bauer was appointed city 
freight agent, Cincinnati, vice Chatles E. 
Winall, resigned. 

On May 1, C. C. Forster was appointed city 
freight agent, Akron, Ohio, vice W. F. Bollman, 

Mr. Forster has direct charge of traffic 
matters at Akron, Akron Junction, South Akron, 
Barberton, Clinton, Warwick, Easton, Rittman, 
Munroe Falls, Cuyahoga Falls and Kent, Ohio. 

The following changes have been made, effec- 
tive June 16: B. N. Austin appointed general 
passenger agent, Chicago; Oscar A. Constans 
appointed assistant freight traffic manager, 
headquarters, Cincinnati; Dudley G. Gray, ap- 
pointed assistant traffic manager, Chicago, with 
jurisdiction over freight and passenger traffic. 

On June 16, William G. Brown, manager, 
Consolidated Ticket Offices, Cincinnati, re- 
sumed his duties as assistant general passenger 

W. L. Robinson has been appointed master 
mechanic at Washington, Indiana. J. B. 
Carothers, formerly assistant to the federal 
manager, succeeds him as superintendent of 
fuel and locomotive performance. 


Victory Memorial Building in Washington 
Will Cost Ten Millions 

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the fund for the $10,000,003 Victory 
Memorial Building at Washington will 
be sought in a national canvass, which 
was to begin June 23 and continue a week. Presi- 
dent Wilson has heartily indorsed the project, 
which calls for an imposing structure, designed 
to be the most beautiful in the world. Con- 
gress has provided a site, and officials of the 
George Washington Memorial Association or- 
ganized the machinery for the canvass. 

Mrs. Henry F. Dimock, as president of the 
memorial association, is in general charge. 
She is a sister of the late William C. Whitney, 
who as Secretary of the Navy laid the founda- 
tions of the present powerful American armada. 
William H. Taft, Elihu Root, Senator Lodge, 
Thomas Nelson Page and General Horace Por- 
ter are among the members of the advisory 

Dome of St. Peter's Dwarfed 
The site choser,. for the memorial is known 
as Armory Square, on the Mall, between Sixth 
and Seventh Streets, this city. It will be used 
principally for national and international assem- 
blages. There will be a main floor of 38,500 
square feet, and a gallery of 10,000 square 
feet, canopied by an acoustical dome three 
times the size of the dome of St. Peter's at 
Rome. It is expected that in the future the 

great auditorium of the structure will be used 
for Presidential inaugural receptions and for 
public ceremonies and celebrations of all kinds. 

About the main auditorium will be grouped 
a number of smaller halls, which will suffice 
for meetings of various military, patriotic, 
scientific and educational bodies. 

Banquet Hall and Museum 

There will be a great banquet hall on the 
second floor, according to the plans. The 
third and fourth floors will be reserved for a 
national museum and library, which will serve 
as repositories for relics, souvenirs, historical 
documents and important personal memoirs 
and records of victorious achievements of 
American soldiers. 

One of the arguments for immediatelv com- 
mencing work on the memorial is that xt will 
furnish employment for hundreds of skilled and 
unskilled workmen from the ranks of discharged 
service men. 

In bis endorsement of the project President 
Wilson said: 

''I have noted with genuine interest the 
plans of the George Washington Memorial 
Association for a memorial to the boys of 1917. 
No one could withhold approval from such 
plans. They undoubtedly express what the 
heart of the whole country approves." 


The chaste Greek architecture is symbolic of the purest patriotism 




All flies are harmful. A pair 
of flies born now may breed 
millions by August. 

^m^n Kill the 

First Pair 

Flies Transmit: 

Typhoid Fever Dysentery 
Diarrhoea Anthrax 
Tuberculosis Cholera 

Remember: No Filth, 
No Flies, Less Disease 


Cuiirlri^n L'ntI'd Stairs I'nblif Health Service 

Here is the Reason the Railroad Cuts 
First Coupon from Fourth 
Liberty Bond 

By F. H. B. Bullock 

Secretary, Liberty Loan Committee, Eastern Lines 

|Xmany instances subscribers to Liberty 
Loan bonds through the Baltimore and 
Ohio do not understand why they do 
not receive their bonds with all coupons 
attached thereto and how the adjustment made 
in the final payment is arrived at. 

Federal manager Galloway has issued Circu- 
lar of Instructions in regard to this matter, 
which apparently has not been seen by every 
one, and it has occurred to me that it would be 
well to publish in the Emploi-es Magazine the 
following explanation as to how the final de- 
duction on pay roll is made and why it is that 
the Railroad takes off coupons from Liberty 
Loan bonds. 

pays the holder 4i'-per cent, interest, or $2.13 a 
year, in two payments of $1.06 on April 15 and 
$1.07 on October 15. The first coupon, however, 
on a $50.00 Fourth Liberty Loan bond, payable 
April 15, 1919, is only for $1.01, as interest did 
not begin until October 24, 1918, and there- 
fore does not cover a full six months period. 

Employes subscribing to a $50.00 Fourth 
Liberty Loan bond had the option of making 
eight equal monthly payments of $6.25 be- 

1st plan — October, 1918, and ending May, 
1919, or, 

2nd plan — January, 1919, and ending August, 

The Railroad charges employes interest at 4j 
per cent, (the same rate as the bond pays) on only 
the actual balance due the Railroad each month 
from October, 1918, to the date when last pay- 
ment is made. Under the first plan this in- 
terest amounts to sixty-seven cents and under 
the second plan to $1.20. 

Instead of delivering a $50.00 bond, with all 
coupons attached, and collecting from the em- 
ploye the amoimt of interest due the Railroad, 
which would have caused inconvenience both 
to the employe and railroad, it was decided 
that the best plan to follow was to take off the 
first coupon for $1.01 as part payment on account 
of this interest charge, and make the adjust- 
ment on the last payment by the employe as 

1st Pix,\n — Payments beginning in October, 1918, 
and ending May, 1919: 
Seven months at $6.25 per month.. . ^43.75 

Last payment 5.91 

A total cost to employe of $49.66 

for a $50.00 bond. 

The last payment of $5.91 is arrived at, as 

The Railroad charges employe in- 
terest at 4j per cent, on monthly 
balances, the same rate it has to 
pay banks for money it borrowed 
to buy bond $ .67 

The Railroad takes off first coupon 
for interest at 4| per cent., Octo- 
ber, 1918, to April 15, 1918 1.01 

Leaving a balance due employe of . . .34 

Which, taken from the eighth 

monthly payment of 6 . 25 

Makes the last payment as shown 

above $ 5.91 

2nd Plan — Payments beginning January, 1919, 
and ending August, 1919: 
Seven months at $6.25 per month. . . $43 . 75 

Last payment 6.44 

A total cost to employe of $50. 19 

for a $50.00 bond. 




The last payment is arrived at as follows: 
Railroad charges employe interest at 

4 J per cent, on monthly balances . . $1 .20 
Railroad takes as part payment of 

this interest, the first coupon of . . 1.01 
Leaving a balance due the Railroad of . 19 
Which added to the eighth monthly 

payment of 6 . 25 

Makes the last payment as shown 

above $6.44 

Should payments be made by employes other 
than at the rate of $6.25 per month, adjustment 
of interest charged by the Railroad on monthly 
balances will be made by the treasurer when 
forwarding the bond. 

It is necessary and fair for the Railroad to 
charge interest on monthly balances due from 
employes, because the Railroad bought the 
bonds from banks at par or face value at the 
time subscriptions were made by employes and 
paid for them in monthly installments, the 
banks charging the Railroad the same rate of 
interest, namely 41 per cent., as the bond pays 
on monthly balances due them; therefore, what- 
ever interest is collected from employes has to 
be paid by the Railroad to the banks. 

In the case of cancellation by employes of 
their subscriptions to Liberty bonds, the Rail- 
road is obliged to complete the payment, there- 
fore, out of its own funds. 


J. M. Hughes, Representative 

{Continued from page 27) 

instead of the ten and twelve hour day. Under 
the old system, the cashier's office was open 
from 7 a..m. until 5.30 p. m. The freight office 
force assembled at 7.30 a. m., with one hour 
for lunch, and then worked until 6, often 
until much later at night. The cashier closed 
his window promptly at 5.30 p. m., but seldom 
got away at that time. And when the poor 
bill clerk left home in the morning, his wife 
had not the remotest idea when he would 
return. Yet, strange to say, there was but 
little "kicking" at this order of things. Every- 
body seemed to feel that the long and uncertain 
hours belonged to the job. 

Mr. Hughes sincerely appreciates our present 
eight hour trick and hopes that the long and 
uncertain days of the old system will never 
return again. He says, however, that there 
was less watching of the clock under the old 
system than under the new — in those days 

the condition of the day's work spbke with 
greater authority than did the clock. 

When Mr. Hughes entered the service in 
1866, S. S. L'Hommodrew was president, 
Daniel McLaren, general superintendent, F. H. 
Short, treasurer and J. R. Reed, general 
freight agent. These and their immediate 
successors have all passed on. The local 
freight agents with whom he has served are, 
in the order named: A. R. Lafferty, C. A. Elli- 
ott, A. Pyne, R. B. Jones, E. F. Edgecombe, 

C. E. Fish, C. A. Barnard, E. C. Skinner and 
the present incumbent, George R. Littell. In 
this connection, it is interesting to note that 
Mr. Fish resigned the agency of the C. H. & 

D. some twenty years ago to accept a similar 
position with the Baltimore and Ohio South- 
western, and now Mr. Hughes again comes 
under the jurisdiction of Mr. Fish as terminal 
agent of the Baltimore and Ohio, which, during 
the twenty years, has absorbed both the C. H. & 
D. and Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern. 

About fourteen years ago the general auditor 
of the C. H. & D. decided to inaugurate a new 
system of accounting at all stations on the line. 
At that time Mr. Hughes felt that at his time 
of life, it would be unwise to undertake to ad- 
just himself to new methods of work and new 
systems of accounting, so he was assigned to 
special work in the Accounting Department 
of the office. He has always enjoyed the 
friendship, regard and confidence of his supe- 
riors, and is regarded highly for his faithful- 
ness and fidelity. His career in the service 
has not been characterized by the brilliant 
and the flashy, but rather by conscientious 
daily application to duty. 

Mr. Hughes is a close observer of men and 
affairs, and a constant student of current 
events. He has a good command of the English 
language both as writer and speaker, and has 
often been called upon to deliver short talks 
on matters pertaining to the interests of his 
fellow clerks. His addresses at several patri- 
otic meetings held under the auspices of the 
office force at the time America entered the 
Great War, were greatly enjoyed. He knows 
how to say the right thing at the right time and 
place. His relations with his fellow clerks 
have always been ideal and the influence of his 
quiet, unostentatious life upon them has been 
for good. Though now somewhat advanced in 
years, he is remarkably well preserved, both 
physically and mentally. He is young in heart 
and spirit, and sees and cnjoj^ the humors of life 
now as well as he did in the years that have gone. 


Relief Department Finds "Fountain of 
Youth" in Dancing 

By H. Irving Martin 


jUSIC hath charms," said Joseph W. 
Swikert, stage manager of the third 
social session of the Relief Depart- 
ment, at Tuttle's Academy, East North 
Avenue, on May 13. 

Possibly it was the music, possibly the spirit 
of good fellowship, possibly the exhilaration of 
dancing, or more probably all of these combined, 
that made everyone present feel that they had 
enjoyed a pleas*?.nt evening. From the first 
strains of Sousa's "Grand Ensemble March" 
to the closing note of "Home, Sweet Home" at 
11.45, there was an unbroken strain of "How 
are you?" "Glad to see you again," "Glad 
to meet you," and other friendly greetings. 

It was some dance and it is understood that 
many of those who claimed that their dancing 
days are over, or that they had never learned 
to dance, are about to invest some of their 
hard-earned dollars to acquire a knowledge 
of the new steps which dancers need in these 
days. They ought to have taken lessons from 
Dr. Sykes and Dr. Mathers, who spun their 
wives and other partners as if all had been 
pupils of Mrs. Vernon Castle. 

Dr. Sykes isn't as solemn and judge-like 
as he looks, and from the time that he and 
Mrs. W. M. Kennedy opened the program by 
leading the grand march, he was very much 
in evidence. 

It was an eye-opener to see him separate the 
"young bud" couples, and convince each one 
of the "rosebud garden" that when she wanted 

to dance she should take a partner as young and 
as vigorous as he. 

As usual, we put some musical features into 
our entertainment sandwich. 

Miss Anita Berrett rendered "Dear Old Pal 
of Mine," and "Dream Boat," and Miss Eliza- 
beth Helfrich gave "Sweethearts," fiom the 
opera "Maytime." The former has a soprano 
voice with high, birdlike notes and the latter, 
a contralto voice that reaches surprising depths. 
It was a pleasure to note how the beautiful 
tones of the two types of voices suited the songs. 

George MittendorfT, with his birdlike whistle, 
warbled "The Mocking Bird," and other selec- 
tions. Just why George hasn't his name on a 
Victor or Columbia record we cannot say. He 
surely can deliver the goods. "Our own" 
musical director, Wesley Silverwood, accom- 
panied the soloists, and also selected a chorus 
which sang a number of popular hits, among 
which was, "The Stars and Stripes is His 
Emblem." The last song, by the way, is a 
creation of Wesley S. W. J. Dudley, superin- 
tendent, Dr. E. V. Milholland, chief medical 
examiner, Dr. E. M. Parlett, and William H. 
Ball, assistant to the superintendent, were 
among those present who helped all to feel at 
home and have a good time. 

The boys and girls were out in full force and 
the few who could not come missed a big time. 
Refreshments were served and the balloons and 
favors put the finishing touches to a fine pro- 




The success of the evening was largely due 
to the organized effort and energy of the com- 
mittee and its tireless secretary, H. G. Shake- 
speare. Although disabled by an injury to 
his knee, Mr. Shakespeare was on the move 
the whole evening, waving his cane like a mar- 
shal's baton as he strode around the ball room 
and checked up the various links in his enter- 
tainment chain. He proved that, if he couldn't 
dance, he could ''hop." 

A trip to the bay shore, a straw ride, and 
other forms of outdoor fun are being considered 
by the committee for the next departmental 


Mt. Clare Welfare, Athletic and 
Pleasure Association Excursion 
to Tolchester 

BX June 14 the Mt. Clare Welfare, 
Athletic and Pleasure Association held 
its annual excursion to Tolchester 
Beach. The steamers Louise and 
Emma Giles were crowded to capacity and 
dancing was enjoyed on both the going and re- 
turning trips. It was an ideal day for this pic- 
nic, which becomes more popular each year. 

Private Willis E. Drummond, Veteran of the 
Second Division '■J 

Bando Club Has First Post-War 

HHE first post-war reunion of the Bando 
Club was held at a dance given by that 
organization at Schanze's Hall, Balti- 
more, on the evening of May 28. It 
was good to see the girls again, looking quite as 
attractive in their summery evening dresses as 
they did behind the footlights in the good old 
days of "Pinafore" and "The Mikado." 

Another touch of color adding interest to the 
scene was that given by the now familiar khaki 
which, a little over two years ago, we hardly 
thought would be shown in the uniforms of some 
of our own boys, back in this country as veterans 
of the Great War. Two chaps in particular 
gave a good deal of distinction to the evening. 
The first, Willis E. Drummond, was formerly 
in the office of the Supervisor of Mails. The 
second was his comrade, and each wore on his 
left shoulder the fourragere of the famous 
Second Division, a privilege which became 
theirs when Marshal Petain pinned the colors 

of the Croix de Guerre on their standard after 
the battle of Chateau Thierry. Drummond 
was in Battery C of the 12th Field Artillery, 
2nd Division, which started every important 
drivt made by our armies — and helped to finish 
most of them. He was badly wounded twice, 
once at Soissons and again in the Argonne. 
We were all so proud of him that we can only 
imagine the far greater pride which his sister, 
Miss Aimie Drummond of the Car Service 
Department, and a member of the Bando Club 
from its inception, must have felt. 

Rosenberger's orchestra started the first 
dance number promptly at 8.45 and from then 
until midnight the floor was comfortably filled 
with the devotees of the light fantastic, in old- 
fashioned waltzes, delightfully informal intro- 
ductions via the Paul Jones, and the latest 
steps of the modern ball room. 

Miss Mabel Gessner, vice-president of the 
club, arranged for the evening's fun and every 
detail showed the managerial finesse for which 
she is well known. John Bopp, restauranteiir 
extraordinaire of the Baltimore and Ohio Build- 
ing, provided such quantities of delicious 



lemonade and mints that the fast approaching 
day of July first lost all its terror, at least, 
during the evening. 

J. T. Broderick, superintendent Safety and 
Welfare Department, and Mrs. Broderick, were 
there. If they came in the capacity of chaper- 
ons or patrons, they neglected their duties ap- 
pallingly; they were too busy enjoying the dance 
numbers and repeated encores. '*Ben" Anderson, 
treasurer of the Glee Club, and Mrs. Anderson, 
came in from their summer home on the Pa- 
tapsco; while "Bob" Townsend, another song 
shouter, was heard approaching long before he 
reached the hall, by reason of a dandified cane 
which he had purchased especially for the 

Where was the combined beauty and winning 
personality of our Josephine-Katisha, of former 
years; where that charming lady whose echoing 
refrain "And we are his sisters and his cousins 
and his aimts" still haunts us; where the pi- 
quant Peep Bo and the persuasive Pitti Sing, 

of glorious memory? These and others were 
conspicuous by their absence and we hope we 
may see them all at the next dance, which we 
understand Miss Gessner is already planning. 


Baltimore Veterans Plan Summer 

By W. H. Shaw 

Recording Secretary 

HRRANGEMENTS have been made by 
the Veteran Emploj^es' Association of 
the Baltimore Division to hold a Bas- 
ket Outing at Brandywine Springs dur- 
ing the middle of August. It is proposed to 
take each member and his family, consisting 
of those who are dependent on the veteran for 
support. Invitations will be extended to othe¥ 
division veterans' associations to accompany 
us on this jollification. Notices, giving the 
exact date, will be posted later. 

1 7 f 

One Safe Place for Liberty Bonds— the Bank—* ( 
Put Yours There 

Mrs. William B. Dever, wife of fireman-engineer Dever, Baltimore and 
Ohio Railroad, of Rowlesburg, W. Va., threw $1,650 worth of Liberty bonds 
into the Cheat River, back of her home, by mistake, with rubbish she had 
cleaned from their home. The valuable bonds have not been recovered, 
although a diligent search of the Cheat River bottom in that vicinity has 
been made. 

W. B. Dever's great loss of bonds had a parallel. W. W. Wood, Balti- 
more and Ohio Railroad engineer, Brunswick, lost $150 worth of Liberty bonds 
from his pocket on Monday. They were a $100 and $50 issue. He had secured 
one at Brunswick and the other at the superintendent's office. Queen City 
Building. Engineer Wood walked into the caller's office here Monday to 
report. He discovered his loss there. The engineer had intended to deposit 
the bonds in a local bank. They have not been located. 

A laborer unloading a car of coal at Paw Paw Saturday, found a $100 l 

bond in the coal. It is thought to have dropped from the pocket of a car < 

loader at the mines. The laborer reported the matter to the Company's ? 

station agent at Paw Paw, it is said, with a view of returning it to its owner. I 

— Cumberland Evening Times. ( 

I I 

Good and Bad Athletic Types 

THESE illustrations, taken from the excellent book " Exercise in Education and 
Medicine" by Professor R. Tait McKenzie, of the University of Pennsylvania, and 
member of the Hygiene Reference Board of the Life Extension Institute, contrast mere 
muscular development and symmetrical and really efficient bodily development. 

Professor McKenzie has rendered important war service as Major in the R. A. M. C. > 
giving special attention to problems of physical development and reconstruction. His 
recent work on *' Reclaiming the Maimed " is an important contribution to the medical 
literature of the war. 

There is so much of real benefit in exercise that all who are interested in extending 
knowledge of the subject should consult such works and not draw their inspiration from 
pseudo-scientific systems often grossly exaggerated as to their value. — Courtesy Life 

R X t c n sion I n si i lute. 

Interest in Fuel Economy Can be Maintained 

Crew and Divisional Rivalry, Good Result Bulletins, 
Personal Demonstration by Supervisors and 
New Suggestions Will Do It 

By J. M. Mendell 

Road Foreman of Engines, Ohio Division 

|F AXY Division wants to make a good 
showing in fuel performance, officials 
and employes must work together with 
one object in view, and that is. Good 
Railroading. For when we are doing Good 
Railroading, we are conserving fuel, and when 
we are conserving fuel, we are doing Good 

In order to keep our employes interested 
they should be furnished with all information 
possible with reference to the fuel performance 
on their own and other divisions. Results 
should be discussed not only at fuel meetings 
and in personal talks with the men, but bulletins 
should be issued *es often as possible, showing 
the ranking of the divisions, the amount of fuel 
consumed per passenger car mile, the amount 
consumed per thousand gross ton mile and the 
amount per yard engine hour. Information 
should also be furnished showing the amount 
of fuel consumed on home divisions in the past 
month and the cost in dollars and cents. 

On some divisions good results have been 
obtained by posting bulletins made up of the 
Daily Fuel Consumption Report, which makes 
a comparison between the different territories 
having assigned crews. This creates a feeling 
of rivalry among the crews, each wanting to 
accomplish what the other cannot, and thus 
causes the men to put forth efforts to conserve 
fuel which they otherwise would not. The 
same feeling can be created between crews by 
the road foreman counting the scoops of coal 
over a certain territory and furnishing crews 
with all information pertaining to his investi- 
gation. Each crew will try to do better than 
the other and the result is that we are con- 
serving fuel. 

Whenever an employe reports a condition to 
his superior that causes a waste of fuel, the lat- 
ter should see that the condition is corrected, 
for if emploj'es loose confidence in their superi- 
ors, the division affected is going to make a 
poor showing in fuel performance. 

Not only must the road foreman and travel- 
ing firemen talk fuel continually to the employes, 
but the superintendent, trainmaster and entire 
staff. When fuel meetings are held the staff 
should be present and the employes convinced 
that the entire division is interested '..i fuel 

When the road foreman is riding with a 
crew and the fireman is of the opinion that an 
engine cannot be fired on two and three scoops 
at a fire, the road foreman should take the 
scoop and convince him that it can be done. 
He is thus not only educating the man but is 
interesting him in something that he will 
practice in the future. We had a case recently 
where a road foreman was ridmg with a crew 
and requested the fireman to practice two 
scoop firing. The fireman said, ''I will go 
you one better and only use one." He has 
been following this system of firing ever since 
and is one of the best coal savers on his 

If a man is to be a success in his line of work 
it is necessary that he be sufficiently interested 
to put forth his best efforts and take advantage 
of all valuable information or instructions 
available. On every division, in fact, in every 
field of activity, we have men who are not 
interested in their work but look only for pay- 
day. But if we can continually put something 
new before them, something which they have 
never thought of, even they will become in- 




terested, be more efficient and consequently 
be better satisfied and render the Company 
better service. 

As an example: we recently had a freight 
fireman on one of the divisions who made a 
practice of using eight or ten scoops at a fire 
and then riding as far as possible. On one trip 
the road foreman was on the engine and asked 
him to put in four fires of two scoops each and 
notice how much farther it would take the train 

than eight scoops put in at one fire. It is not 
necessar}' to say that he was convinced and was 
afterwards a better fireman. 

The road foreman cannot maintain the splen- 
did interest now displayed by most of our em- 
ployes, unless he has the support of the entire 
staff. If he has this support the employes on 
any division can be interested and as a result 
the division will make a better showing in fuel 

The following employes, who have been honorably retired during the month of May, 1919, have 
been granted pensions : 






Athey, Ellas J 

Doyle, Daniel 

Greaney, Patrick .... 
Maroney, Timothy D . 
Mitcheltree, John C. . 

O'Neill, Hugh 

Ridenour, Samuel W. 

Scheller, Frank 

Weigman, John 

Wharff, Hugh 

White, Thomas J 

Watchman C. T.... 

Crossing Watchman. . C. T 

Engineman C. T. . . . 

Supervisor M. ofW. 

Yard Clerk C. T . .. 

Stationmaster C. T. . . 

Tender Repairer M. P . . . 

Laborer M. of W. 

Laborer M. of W. 

Trackman M. ofW. 

Switchtender C. T. . . . 

Shenandoah . 




New Castle . 
Baltimore. . . 



Baltimore . . . 




The payments to pensioned employes constitute a special roll, contributed by the Company. 

During the calendar year of 1918, $322,188.20 was paid out through the Pension Feature to those 
who had been honorably retired. 

The total payments since the inauguration of the Pension Feature on October 1, 1884, amount 
to $3,698,443.80. 

The following employes, after serving the Company faithfully for a number of years, have died: 







C. T.. 

Cumberland. . 

Apr. 20, 1919. . 


C. T 


May 4, 1919. . 


M.of W. 


Apr. 26, 1919. . 


M. P 

Ohio River . 

May 4, 1919. . 


C. T. 


May 10, 1919. . 


C. T . 


May 14, 1919. . 


M. P. . 


May 10, 1919 


C. T 


May 16, 1919 


C. T. 


May 20, 1919 


C. T 


May 20, 1919 . 


Show, Josiah 

Green, William H . 
McGushin, Patrick. 
Shaw, Thomas J 
Meyers, William K , 
Weekley, Isaac A 

Timms, Eli 

Morton, Joseph A 

Ingels, Abner T 

Fleming, Zacharias W 




Fuel Station Laborer 




Passenger Conductor. 
Passenger Engineer. . 

United States Railroad Administration i | 


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Washington Information 

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Director General Hines Urges Economy 

In a letter which he has sent to all officers 
and employes of railroads under federal con- 
trol, Walker D. Hines, Director General of 
Railroads, points out the absolute necessity 
for the practice of economy all along the line 
in order that operating expenses may be re- 
duced and improved wages and working con- 
ditions maintained. 

''The increased payroll cost," says the 
Director General in his letter, "due to improved 
wages and working conditions, and the in- 
creased cost of material and supplies, are now 
resulting, in connection with the falling off in 
business, in the United States Railroad Ad- 
ministration incurring heavy deficits in rail- 
road operations. 

Efficiency and Economy Should Be Watchwoid 

''I ask every officer and every employe to 
redouble his efforts to do efficient work, to 
economize in the use of railroad materials, fuel 
and other supplies, and to use great care not to 
injure equipment, tools, office furniture or pro- 
perty being transported by the railroad and 
for which payment must be made if injury 
occurs, and further than this, to try to en- 
courage others to do the same. 

Government Has to Bear the Loss 

"Please remember," the Director General 
continued, "that if you should fail in any of 
these respects to do what you reasonably could 
and ought to do you would impose unnecessary 
cost upon the government. This is true be- 
cause it is the government which has to bear 
the loss if there is one, or which will receive the 
profit if any is earned. 

Don't Wait, but Begin Now 

"Do not wait for the other fellow to begin 
this improvement but begin yourself. Do not 

decline to help because some other fellow is 
not helping; turn in and help, and keep on 
setting the other fellow a good example. 

Keep Down the Cost of Living 

"You are interested in the great movement 
for the improvement of the condition of the 
individual worker. You can aid in that great 
movement, through efficiency and saving in 
reducing the cost of railroad operation, because 
thereb}^ you help to keep down transportation 
rates, and thereby you help to keep down the 
cost of living. An increase in rates will give 
occasion for an increase in prices of what the 
public consumes and that will mean a new cycle 
increasing still further the cost of living. 
It is to the interest of every man, woman and 
child in this country that this shall be avoided 
as far as possible. 

Rights of Railway Employes Recognized 

"The Government, during Federal operation 
of the Railroads, as a result of its nation-wide 
control, has been able to do much to promote 
justice to railroad employes through making 
proper increases in their wages and proper im- 
provement in their working conditions. In 
the nature of things the result cannot be equally 
satisfactory to all, involving 2,000,000 employes, 
because it is not possible in this vast under- 
taking to satisf}^ equally every one or even 
every class of those employes. If any employe 
feels he has ground for such dissatisfaction, he 
ought to remember the remarkable strides 
that have been taken by the government in the 
last twelve months in the recognition of the 
just rights of railroad employes and compare 
the situation today with what it was in Decem- 
ber, 1917, before Federal control began. 

Employes Should Justify Wage Increase 

"It has been a source of satisfaction to me 
to aid in this great work. Will you not, in 




turn, do justice to the government and help 
sustain my work as Director General, and also 
justify what has been done for you, by doing 
all that you can reasonably do to save the 
government money and to increase the efl&- 
ciency of your work? I sincerely want your 
assistance in demonstrating that the railroads 
may be operated successfully even though the 
wages of its employes have been materially 

Director General Talks to Ticket Agents 

In an address before the annual meeting of 
the American Association of Railroad Ticket 
Agents held at Chicago the first part of June, 
the Director General called attention to the 
fact that there is no class of employes on the 
railroads which has a more important relation- 
ship to the great object of public service than 
the ticket agents. 

Their Influence on Public 

"I believe that public service towards the 
railroads," he declared, "is more influenced 
by the relationship which you establish with 
the public with which you deal than by any 
other thing. Of course, the purpose of the 
railroads is to render a public service, and you 
are the representatives of the railroads who 
come in more direct contact than anybody else 
with the great mass of the American people, 
for whom that service is rendered, and to a 
large extent the people who come to you to be 
served are people who are not versed in the ways 
of travel and who are greatly impressed by 
courteous and helpful treatment." 

Reduced Rates for Meetings and 

The recent order authorizing a rate of one 
and one-third fare for the round-trip for meet- 
ings or conventions of religious, fraternal, edu- 
cational, charitable and military organizations 
became effective June 10. It was found neces- 
sary to print and distribute several million 
certificates to 50,000 or more ticket offices, to 
correspond with the officers of the various 
organizations for the purpose of establishing 
regulations under which the plan will be oper- 
ated, and, as a result theorderhad tobedclayed. 
It was likewise necessary to file tariffs with 
the Interstate Commerce Commission and give 
instructions to ticket agents. 

Regional Director Smith Resigns 

Announcement has been' made of the resigna- 
tion of A. H. Smith, Regional Director of the 
Eastern Region, effective June 1, 1919. Mr. 
A. T. Hardin, Assistant Regional Director, 
was appointed to succeed Mr. Smith. Mr. 
Smith returns to his former position as Presi- 
dent of the New York Central Lines, which he 
relinquished on December 28, 1917, in order to 
assume charge of the operation of a portion of 
the railroads in the Eastern District. 

This Ticket Agent Always Smiles 

The Railroad Administration has received an 
extract of a letter written by a Philadelphia 
lady which refers to a young woman employed 
as a ticket seller in the Broad Street Station, 
Philadelphia. The example set by this ticket 
agent is well worthy of emulation by other 
railway employes. 

"The other is a blue-eyed girl," the extract 
reads, "safely behind bars, who, in the after- 
noon in the third window, sells tickets to Devon. 
She greets one with a smile, is delighted to 
give you a ticket and hands you your change in 
such a way that really it has an added value. 
And when you leave you think of how soasa you 
can take another journey, so she may give you 
another ticket, with her smile and cheerful 
'Surely I will.' She is so refreshing and so 
quick and efficient that it is the greatest 
pleasure to speak to her. I only wish I knew 
her name." 

Adequate Transportation Facilities for 
Troops from Overseas 

In order to provide every possible accommo- 
dation for the return movement of American 
troops from overseas, which is now at its 
height, Director General Hines, after corre- 
spondence on the subject with Newton D. 
Baker, Secretary of War, has issued orders 
that railroad equipment for excursion and 
recreation purposes shall be limited to an 
absolute minimum so as not to interfere with 
the prompt and proper despatch of troops as 
soon as they reach this country. 

"The splendid cooperation received from the 
railroads," Secretary Baker says in a letter to 
Mr. Hines, "both in the prompt despatch of 
the troops overseas and to date, in handling 
the return movement, is greatly appreciated 
by the War Department and the magnitude of 



this undertaking is the admiration of all. I 
feel, therefore, that I would be negligent if I 
did not ask that the matter of limiting to an 
absolute minimum the use of railroad equip- 
ment for recreation purposes in order that the 
men of our overseas forces may in no way be 
delayed in reaching their homes." 

Director General Promises Cooperation 

In replying to the Secretary of War's request. 
Director General Hines said: 

''You may be assured that every provision 
will be made for providing the necessary equip- 
ment for the movement of American troops and 
that the cooperation received from the rail- 
roads in connection with the overseas and re- 
turn movements which you are good enough to 
mention in your letter, will be continued." 

Notice to Public 

As a result of this correspondence, the Direc- 
tor General has arranged for the posting in all 
railroad station waiting rooms and other rail- 
road property, a notice calling attention to the 
fact that passenger equipment must be provided 
at the Atlantic ports for the transportation of 
several hundred thousand soldiers during the 
last week of June and the first week of July, and 
that it is the paramount duty of the Railroad 
Administration to provide adequate facilities 
for the safe, prompt and comfortable return of 
these men to their homes. 

"Every effort will be made," says the notice, 
"to perform this duty with the minimum of 
inconvenience to those who travel for business 
or pleasure, but until the troops have been 
moved coaches and sleeping cars will be crowded 
and temporary discomfort will result. The 
Railroad Administration confidently relies 
upon your cooperation in carrying out this 
necessary program." 

About Female Employes 

Miss Pauline Goldmark, Manager, Women's 
Service Section of the United States Railroad 
Administration, recently returned from an 
inspection tour to the Pacific Coast. 

The purpose of the trip was two-fold — to ob- 
serve the actual conditions of women's work, 
and to confer with the women officials em- 
ployed by the roads to look after their health 
and comfort provisions. 

The federal managers very kindly made 
arrangements for Miss Goldmark to visit the 

places where women are employed. On the 
Southern Pacific Lines she travelled in company 
with Mrs. G. A. Reilly, Supervisor of W^omen's 
W^elfare, beginning with the General Offices at 
San Francisco, where 1,100 women are employed 
in one building. The tour of inspection took 
in the West Oakland Yards, where fifty women 
are employed to clean coaches and where the 
Commissary Department runs finely equipped 
laundry and linen rooms employing sixty-three 
women, and including also the Los Angeles 
offices and Sacramento shops. At the latter, 
women have to their great satisfaction been 
retained in a variety of novel occupations, 
namely, as pattern makers, helpers in the car 
shop, as drill press operators in the machine 
shops and moulders in the foundry. 

Women Workers Make Good Showing 

On the Southern Pacific Lines north of Ash- 
land, and on the Oregon-Washington Railroad 
and Navigation Co., Miss Avis Lobdell, Head 
of the Bureau of Women's Activities of these 
lines, accompanied Miss Goldmark to Portland, 
Tacoma and Seattle. At the Albina Shops, 
Portland, women w^orkers are making an es- 
pecially good showing. It was especially in- 
teresting to the visitors to watch th/^ woman 
operator of the transfer table. She answers 
the signals promptly and performs her work in 
an altogether business-like way, manipulating 
the motor of the transfer table exactly as a 
motorman runs a street car and bringing it to 
rest under perfect control. She takes great 
pride in her work and was particularly pleased 
that during a recent visit to the shops the 
Director General commented on a woman 
holding this position. 

All Comforts Provided 

The policy of both these Railroads is to make 
ample provision for its women employes in the 
matter of rest and dressing rooms, and to pro- 
vide attractive lunch rooms with tables and 
chairs where hot coffee and tea can be secured. 
The women are encouraged to leave the offices 
and work rooms and spend their luncheon hour 
in a restful environment. It is believed by the 
management that the women have responded 
well to the attentions given their needs. The 
expenditure involved is believed to be well re- 
paid also in the added efficiency of the workers. 

Faithful Service to be Rewarded 

Miss Goldmark was very favorably impressed 
with the attitude of the Western railroads 



towards its women workers and the possibility 
of advancement which is offered them. She 
expressed the hope, in speaking to the women 
employes, that they would exert every effort 
to make good in their various positions. The 
war time emergency has passed, and in future 
women will be retained only in those positions 
in which their accomplishment is equal to the 
men's. She explained that every class of 
worker is being encouraged to give full measure 

of work as a recognition of the greatly improved 
conditions as to wages and hours and con- 
sideration of complaints in the Railroad serv- 
ice. She reminded the women that in no 
other industry has the principle been so fully 
established that women should receive the 
same pay as men in the same class of work, 
and that for this reason women should, above 
all, show their appreciation by their accom- 

i Many of our fire losses are attributed to defective electric appliances and 

I careless handling of electrical equipment. 


I Rules of the Railroad prohibit unauthorized interference with electrical 

I installations, yet our inspectors discover many cases of such tampering with 

I circuits and appliances. Employes are cautioned that tampering with 

i electrical equipment will not be tolerated. 

1 Do your bit in helping us in our fight against the fire waste. Report 

I promptly all defective conditions which you think should receive attention. 

I See that fuses no larger than the rated capacity are used in circuits, 

f For ordinary branch lighting circuits, six to ten amperes is standard. 

i . . . • 

j Have the electrician replace frayed and broken cords and wires. 

j Do not hang extension cords on nails or any metallic surface whatever. 

I - Put wire guards on lamps used near inflammable material. 


I Do not fail to call the electrician promptly should any trouble develop. 

I Do not hang oinaments, clothing or any material whatever from the 

f electric wires. 

j Help Us Prevent Fires 

I Be Careful 


j B. S. Mace, 

I Superintendent of Fire [Prevention. 

Benedicts, Federal Manager's Office, Eastern 
Lines, Beat Bachelors in First 
Annual Baseball Game 

By H. H. Hartlove 

Chief Graphic Clerk 

UR first annual ball game, Married 

vs. Single Men, was played at Clifton 

Park on May 31, the "Coupled Crew" 

winning by a score of 15 to 11. Here 

is the line-up: 

''Harnessed" "Not Yet But Soon" 

c. . . Hause, R. L Charlton, R. E. 

p.... Wilt, G. B Cobb, C. S. 

lb...DuBois, B. M Spurrier, W. L. 

2b....Frazier, O. C Maione, W. J. 

3b...Braden, W. F Fitzgibbons, J. M. 

ss. . . .Kresslein, C. H Prince, E. A. 

r T » fCrist, Milton and 

rf Hazelton, J. A ....<.,,. ^ 

l^Wrightson, E. P. 

cf. .. .Fowler, W. L Hassenauer, J. E. 

If. . . Fankhanel. H. O. . . Lochboehler, C. N. 

Now foUowetb' the version of the "lonely 


After one or two unsensational innings, in 
which the score stood about even, the "Shack- 
led Sufferers" suddenly felt the elixir of youth 
coursing through their veins and surprised 
themselves by assuming the lead of 6 to 4. 

Third Inning — This was short-lived, how- 
ever, for the "Singles" started in to show some 
of their previous form and took the lead with 
a score of 8 to 6, several sensational plays 
featuring the TaXly. 

Fourth Inning — Cobb was unable to stop 
the onslaught of the Benedicts and retired at 
the close of this inning with the score of 11 to 8 
against him. 

Fifth Inning — "Jerry" Fitzgibbons then 
took the mound and pitched masterly ball for 
the first two out, when "Buck" Kresslein, a 
recent addition to the "Midnight Paraders" 
lifted a high fly to center field. "Shorty" 
Hassenauer became lost looking for the ball in 
the tall grass, and "Buck" scored the only 
home run of the game. 

Sixth Inning— This inning found "Colonel 
Cy" Spurrier in the box for the fast tiring, 
panicky and horrified Single Men and the 
"Married Expeditionary Force" continued to 
annex some mileage around the bases, bringing 
the score to 13 to 8. The "Singles" showed a 
slight flash of form and scored one run in their 

Seventh Inning — The Single Men came to 
bat confident and determined to overcome the 
lead against them. Hassenauer reached first; 
Maione sacrificed him to second; Crist fanned 
out, and then "Eduardo" Wrightson, who had 
just made his appearance, came to the bat. 

Hause, feeling friendly toward "Eddie," 
signaled for a straight one and the ball floated 
to center field where Fowler, a ringer for the 
"Baby Boosters," made a lucky catch and 
threw Maione out by a pretty fling to "Hal 
Chase" Du Boise at first. 

"Waiting to be Coupled" 
Left to right, standing: Prince, Lochboehler, 
Fitzgibbons, Maione, Spurrier, Cobb; sitting, Has- 
senauer, Charlton 




The ''Kiddy Kart Kar6takers" then took 
advantage of "slight" errors on the part of the 
"Singles'" infield and scored two runs in their 
half of the seventh; and it was then that the 
"wrecking crew" of the "Singles" commenced 
to get busy. 

Charlton leached first. Cobb lived up to 
his name and drove him to second. Lochboeh- 
ler walked confidently to the plate, looked the 
first two over and drove out his second two- 
bagger of the day. Then, with Cobb on third 
and "Loch" on second, Captain Spurrier set a 
fine example for his men by driving in two 
runs, making the score 15 to 11. 

Not to be outdone by Lochboehler, Fitz- 
gibbons smashed a fast one past "Henny" 
Fankhanel in deep left, making the third suc- 
cessive two-bagger off of the rattled Wilt. 

With victory within his team's grasp, 
"Eddie" Prince (who was dressed for an after- 
noon tea) came to the bat, but was suddenly 
stopped in order to allow two minor teams, 
who needed the practice, to take the field in 
order to try to play baseball. 

The old-time adage "Age before Beauty" 
again came out on top. 

Married Men's Sidelights on the Game 

J. A. Hazelton was the star of the game. He 
played right field and it seemed as if the 
Bachelors took particular delight in whanging 
the curved sphere into "Jack's" area, causing 
him to root in the deep grass in search of it. 
After looking to the north, east, west and south, 
he invariably found the pill and carried it, 
cafeteria style, to Frazier, second base, who 
vibrated it to the catcher. 

Wilt pitched a splendid game. Hause, whose 
brilliant auburn hair glittered in the sunlight, 
did excellent work in the catcher's box; and 
Du Bois surprised the spectators and even the 
somewhat disgruntled Bachelors by his fine 
fielding and heavy batting. 

The "Singles" expected to have a walkaway 
but the "Home Hunters," being experienced in 
ducking rolling pins and other culinary orna- 
ments, went over the top. They drove three 
of their pitchers out of the box, causing the 
Bachelors to continually warm up new material. 

Fitzgibbons, of the "Lonely Lovers," was un- 
usually noisy at the beginning of the game, but . 
as the Married Men forged to the front he 
became less and less vociferous, finally dying 
to a whisper and at the conclusion of the game 
could not be heard at all. 

Two Bachelors, champing at the bit, became 
so indignant at the final results of the game 
that they offered to wager anyone ten dollars 
on the next game. As no one took them up 
it is presumed that their coin was Mexican 
Money or Russian Roubles. 

T. M. Jones, who was supposed to play on the 
Married Men's team, after seeing part of the 
game said it looked too much like work and 
that he preferred to remain a spectator. 

"Bachelor Eddie" originated the slogan 
"SEND THEM SLOW" and, after reaching 
first base, took a sudden fancy for the spot 
and erected a tent, camping there for the dura- 
tion of the game. 

The Home Coming 

By Louis M. Grice 
In "Baltimore American" 

They come, they come in brave array. 

With pomp and panoply of war; 
These warriors who amid the fray. 

The flag of Freedom proudly bore. 
Now mothers their young heroes meet 

And wives salute their soldier mates. 
While kinsmen, reunited, greet — 

Yet, pale and pensive, some one waits. 

A paean now the people sing, 

As tales of victory unfold. 
And plaudits to the welkin ring 

In honor of these spirits bold. 
The cup of joy filled to the brim. 

Is quaffed on this triumphant day. 
Yet from the vessel's golden rim 

Someone in sadness turns to pray. 

Recedes the awful battle wrath 

Before the glory and acclaim 
That mark each young crusader's path 

Along the corridors of fame; 
Yet one who kept the torch ablaze, 

In poppy fields far distant sleeps; 
Now someone walks the lonely ways. 

And broken-hearted, softly weeps. 

Yet through the heavy clouds of gloom 

That grief assembles o'er a soul 
Whose joys seem buried in a tomb 

Enshrined on some embattled knoll. 
The light of hope shall burst and gleam 

Like sun-gold dropped from heaven's dome. 
For just beyond the Stygian stream. 

That soldier-saint at last is Home ! 

American Doughboy Draws Valuable Lessons 
from Operation of French Railways that 
Might Be Adopted in United States. 

Interesting Differences in Materiel and Method Suggest 
Racial Characteristics 


The following letter was received b}' E. B. 
Tullis, freight tariff agen:^ at Cincinnati, from 
his son, F. L. Tullis: 

RiMAUcouRT, Haute Marne, 
December 1, 1918. 

Dear Dad — Due to the rush of business for the 
last few days, didn't have the opportunity of 
writing you a Father's Christmas letter, as 
most of the boys on this side of the pond did. 
As you perhaps now know, thfe censorship has 
been lifted to a great extent, permitting me for 
the first time to make mention of my work in 
its entirety, as well as the station at which I am 
located. I am stationed at Rimaucourt, Haute 
Marne, midway between Chaumont, which is 
General Headquarters, and Xeuf chateau, on the 
Chemins de Fer del'Est, at the junction of the 
Est and a privately owned road known as the 
Societe Generale des Chemins de Fer Econom- 
iques, a road which is just about twenty kilo- 
meters shorter than its name. 

Have been trying to get hold of an "Official 
Guide" of the French railroads, but so far have 
been unable to get one in addition to the one 
which I bought for use in the oflfice. However, I 
did get hold of an extra one covering the Est, 
and mailed it to you recently. Thought that 
with the map of the system before you, you 
could get a better idea of my location, as well 
as being able to imderstand why some of the 
battles were fought as they were and why the 

Germans fought so hard for certain points, for 
you must understand that the Est system 
covers the most important battlegrounds of 
the war. 

You will notice one feature of the m%, of the 
road that could very well be adopted hy our 
roads, inasmuch as there is printed opposite 
each section of the system the number of the 
table covering it, which is a wonderfully saving 
system. Then, too, with a copy of one of the 
time tables before you, you can better under- 
stand the "march" system, which the French 
use in lieu of train dispatching. You probably 
have heard of this latter fact, and wondered just 
how it is done, but I'm afraid I will not be able 
to throw much light on the subject as the French 
station people guard their books, and I can not 
splutter nearly enough of their language to find 
out all about it. 

This much I do know, as I have been able to 
look over the Grande Vitesse Marche book of 
the Est. They have two marche systems, it 
seems, one covering Grande Vitesse, or fast 
time, and the other covering Petite Vitesse, or 
slow time. They have in the front of the book, 
which resembles for all the world one of our 
tariffs back home, a map of the system, identi- 
cal with that I sent you, and numbered in much 
the same way, if not the same. It also carries 
the routings between the various points, and a 
distance table in kilometers. 




A marche is a schedule of movement, covering 
either an entire section, or district, as the case 
may be, and gives the time of arrival and de- 
parture at every station. On this division, the 
marches are twenty minutes apart, and the 
trains passing in the direction of Chaumont 
arrive on the nine, twenty-nine, and forty-nine 
minutes after the hour, while those in the direc- 
tion of the Neuf chateau arrive at one, twenty- 
one, and forty-one minutes after. 

To illustrate. Turn to table 64. The first 
train through Neufchateau in the morning 
comes on Marche 24022, a marche extending from 
Xeuf chateau to Chaumont. Although this train 
comes through Mirecourt it travels on two 
marches. In this way if there is a big movement 
through Neufchateau, the passenger trains may 
be sent through on a later marche into Chau- 
montf By further referring to the same table, 
you will also see that all the even numbered 
marches nm in the direction of Chaumont, the 
odd in the other direction. 

The private owned lines, of which we hear but 
little back home, are listed under Compagnies 
Diverses, of which the little line I mentioned is 
listed under table 85. The job of your tariff 
men over her in France would be a snap. They 
have one tariff, which as far as I can gather 
covers Grande and Petite Vitesse passenger and 
freight rates, from any place to anywhere, as it 
is a kilometer affair wholly, cars being based on 
a car-kiiometer basis, passengers on a passenger- 
kilometer basis, first, second, and third class, 
and less carload freight and express on a kilo- 
gram-kilometer basis. Of course things aren't 
quite that simple now, as certain commodities 
are subject to a war tax, which seems to involve 
some complicated figuring. 

You see, the mere fact that there is no river 
competition or competition via rail, makes it 
possible for such a condition to exist, especially 
so under government ownership. But what- 
ever else may save them time and effort, all of 
it is lost in their complicated accounting sys- 
tems. I have seen the L.C.L. man with fourteen 
different books spread out before him trying to 
strike a balancefor the day. Yousee, the L.C.L. 
end of the game also includes express and parcel 
post, due to the fact that they are all govern- 
ment controlled and operated. 

Railroading on the Est seems to be one con- 
tinual stream of records and accounts, of such 
a nature as only the French mind could con- 
ceive. The Chef de Gare (Chief of the Station, 
or Station Agent) pays the employes of his 

station from the weekly receipts, and then for- 
wards the rest to the Paris office, listing by 
number every note of one hundred francs, or 
over. They don't handle this through the 
banks, but actually forward the cash. And if 
there is no cash to be sent, as frequently happens 
during these war times in the smaller towns, the 
Chef has to fix up a dummy package and forward 
that just the same way. 

Imagine a station agent at home listing by 
number all bills received of a denomination of 
twenty dollars or over. 

I rather like to go over to the station of an 
evening when they are receiving their dispatches 
for the night over the wire. The telegraph in- 
strument used is of the recording type, printing 
the dots and dashes on a thin strip of paper as 
they are ticked off. The Frog (we call the 
Frenchmen Frogs) sits down, and copies the 
message in longhand off the strip, then repeats 
the message to the sender from his longhand 
transcript, and then rushes to the phone and 
calls up the sender to find out if there is any 
mistake. The same line is used for the railway 
phone as for the railway telegraph, and to get 
the sender on the phone all that is necessary is 
to plug in the phone. The same bell rings for a 
telegram as for a telephone call, and no tele- 
phone board is necessary. 

The signal system is very complicated. All 
signals are operated from the station by a wire 
and lever system, tJie levers operating in the 
same way as an interchange lever. The wires 
are run alongside of the tracks on pulleys, and 
when extending any great length, are relayed 
by the use of weights. Indeed I have seen wire- 
operated signals over three miles from the 

What strikes an American as odd is the age 
of things. On the "Economique" they use two 
engines of the whaleback type of 1875, one of 
which is thirty-two years old, and the other, I 
believe, even older. The ties and rails of this 
same road, according to the markers, were 
laid in 77. I have mentioned the age of the 
ties and rail of the main line through here in 
previous letter. Fifteen to twenty years is by 
no means the rarity. 

But I believe our American trains will soon 
put an end to this. The rail is light, corre- 
sponding, I am told, to our eight, and of about 
twenty-foot length, entirely too short and light 
for our Americaine equipment (pardon the 
spelling of American, it is force of habit). 

There is one thing which I believe coulfl be 



adopted by our roads at home, and that is the 
lantern used by the switchmen for work at 
night. It is four-sided— one side covered, one 
side white, the third green, and the fourth red. 
The advance signal is given with the white, the 
stop with the red, and the reverse with the 
green. This makes signalling comparatively 
simple at night. 

The caboose of the French trains is not in 
reality what we would call a caboose, but is an 
employes' car, or portion of a car, large enough 
for the use of the conductor, and is placed next 
to the engine. The rope, or chain of the bell on 
the engine is relayed back to this compartment, 
or car, so that in an emergency the conductor 
can pull the rope, and get the engineer to stop 
the train. 

On a French locomotive the bell is placed on 
the tender, and is fixed, with the clapper on the 
outside, and the rope fastened on the clapper. 
So there is no extensive engine bell ringing in 

Another strange thing to the American is the 
smallness, or rather narrowness of the clear- 
ance. We have had more than 120 of our boys 
killed aboard troop trains due to the fact that 
the clearance is only six inches, not only of 
tunnels and bridges, but cutouts, signal posts, 
and the like. So each station where there is any 

loading done has a frkme the size of the maxi- 
mum clearance through which every car is 
pulled before being accepted for handling. And 
it is not a bad idea at that. 

It certainly is worth your while to see a 
French wrecking crew at work. There have 
been two derailments of locomotives here re- 
cently, so I had some chance of seeing how the 
wreck crews act. They do not use a crane, but 
hand-power jacks of various sizes, raising the 
engine up on blocks and ties, and gradually 
pushing it over upon the track. On a simple 
derailment they use large crank-operated jacks. 
In serious derailments, such as the last one 
(when the little switch engine split a switch, 
knocked over a jumping post, and proceeded to 
bury itself up to its axles in the clay), they use a 
larger jack, working on the same principle as 
the capstan on a boat, with the possible excep- 
tion that the lever works on a rachet. A rope 
is attached to the handle, or lever, near the end. 
One man stands at the jack and pushes on the 
lever while two or three pull on the rope. The 
man at the jack then pulls it back on the rachet, 
and they pull again, until by this laborious 
process they get another block underneath. 

Will drop you a line later, when I get the 


Standard Track and Station, Woodlyn, Pa., Baltimore Division 

[n the wake of the modern lumberman in Pennsylvania. Still possible foi another 
forest crop if fires are kept out 


Help Save Our Valuable Forests ! 

By George R. Wirt 

Pennsylvania Commissioner of Forestry 

THERE never has been a time in the history of our country when there has been 
such a demand upon our forests as at present. From all signs, now apparent, 
this demand will not decrease for some time after the war, if ever. For years 
we have been eating into the capital of our forest resources. We have been indifferent 
about taking care of interest, or increment which might be available, as well as of the 
new capital that could have been developed. 

Some of the results of our foolishness may be seen in the increased price of all 
kinds of wood products and of everything of which wood is a part or for which it is 
necessary in production. Railroad ties for example, have doubled in value in the last 
three years. Newspapers have doubled or tripled in value in the last five years. 
Books have increased in value. Some kinds and sizes of timber can't be purchased. 
Short lengths and low grades are the rule now. Housing problems which react upon 
morals, produce ill-health and crime, are in part attributable to the high price of wood. 
Agriculture, mining, transportation by land and water, education, morals and health 
are affected adversely by unwise use and criminal lack of care of forest properties. 

Railroad men are constantly riding through our great forests. They know how 
they can help prevent fires and we earnestly ask their cooperation. 


Easy and Practical Home 
Dressmaking Lessons 

Wool Jersey and Shantung Popular for Suits and Dresses 

By Maude Hall 

|HE doctrine of freedom from foreign 
domination in dress is admirably fol- 
lowed in the stunning styles which 
now grace American salons. Although 
many novel ideas are exploited the best models 
are so simple that they can readily be copied 
by home dressmakers. 

The question of the most fashionable sil- 
houette may be solved with either a blouse, a 
tunic or clever arrangement of tucks and 
flounces, for these are the features which 
determine the outline of the favored styles. 
The last word m tunics is an apron-shaped 
affair, pointed at the front, and edged with 
narrow velvet ribbon with chenille fringe. 
Silk, shaggy furs, chince ribbon and many 
different materials enter into the composition 
of the fringes which finish velvet ribbons and 
they are so attractive that their success is 
assured from the beginning. 

A delicate pink challis printed with tiny 
circles of dark blue is made with one of the 
new tunics. Both skirt and tunic are gathered 
under a girdle of pink tub satin. The waist 
has an open front, with a vest of white organdy, 
the collar having a deep ruffle of accordion- 
plaited pink chiffon. A lining of the chiffon 
shows on the flare sleeves when the lower edges 
are turned back in roll cuff effect. About the 
edge of the tunic is a single row of pink velvet 
ribbon, the chenille fringe being in pink and 
blue. One cannot follow the latest whim of 
fashion without having a challis dress. Not in 
all of its twenty-five years' existence has this 
fabric been in such great demand as this season. 

It gives splendid service, adapts itself to all of 
the caprices of dress development and possesses 
a demureness and quaintness of charm that one 
never fails to resist. 

Plaid challis combined with moire expresses 
a new idea. Two shades of brown and two of 
green are featured in one of the prettiest plaids 
of the season. They appear in the skirt of a 
costume which also includes a waist trimmed 
with dark green moire silk. The skif\: is a 
two-piece model with deep inserted pockets 
and closes at the left side seam. Featured on 
the waist is an applied front and back of moire, 
held in with a string sash of self-material. The 
underblouse of challis has the sleeves cut in 
one with the waist, while the neck is finished 
with a wonderful roll collar of georgette. 

Some of the silken frocks are befrilled to 
look particularly youthful. Georgette, chiffon 
cloth, China silk and crepe de chine are used 
for the ruffles while organdy and net rival them 
in favor. There is nothing that organdy does 
not ornament this year. If untrimmed, it is 
organdy; if embroidered or lace-adorned and 
used as yardage or trimming, organdy becomes 
almost anything one wishes it to be. Ruffles of 
chiffon cloth are more than pretty upon a sum- 
mer silk in blue and white. The front of the 
skirt is laid in a broad box plait, the ruffles 
running around the back and sides in slanting 
outline. A plait at the front of the waist, as 
broad as that on the skirt, carries out the panel 
effect and lends length to the figure. About 
the round neck there is a frill of chiffon, much 
deeper than those on the skirt. The sleeves 



are gathered into straight bands of self-material 
with frills falling over the hands. 

In considering ultra-smart materials for 
summer toilettes, wool jersey must not be 
omitted. In all-white, trimmed with em- 
broidery or braid, it supplies one of the smartest 
ideas for a dress. Built for both style and 
service is a model with a long blouse, with 
gathered peplum at either side. Bordering the 
peplum and edge of the straight skirt is a band 

8268 — Ladies' Overblouse (25 cents). Seven 
sizes, 34 to 46 bust. As illustrated in first view, 
size 36 requires 3^ yards 36-inch material. 
As illustrated in second large view, size 36 re- 
quires 21 yards 36-inch material. Closed in 
back; perforated for U-shaped neck finished 
with a round collar, also perforated for low, 
round and square neck outlines and for shorter 
length. Overblouse may be slashed at left 
side front and the edges bound. Back of over- 
blouse extends over the shoulders and joins 
to the gathered front. Long one-piece sleeves, 
or short one-piece sleeves which may be slashed 
at lower edge. Inserted pockets which may 
be omitted and a narrow straight belt. 

of embroidery composed of braid and rope 
silk. Finishing the open front of the blouse 
is a collar which forms revers in front. The 
vest is mounted on an underbody and the 
sleeves are elbow length. For warm days the 
collar may easily be removed and a ruching of 
fine net substituted for the neck finish. 

8247 — Misses' Dress (25 cents). Four sizes, 
14 to 20 years. Width at lower edge of blouse 
and skirt about 1^ yard. As illustrated in 
first view, size 16 requires 5 yards 36-inch 
material, | yard 36-inch lining for underbody. 
Second view requires 4| yards 36-inch material. 
Closed in back. The blouse with round neck 
perforated for U-shaped outline with set-in 
shield straight at top. The U-shaped neck 
may be finished with a rolling collar having 
points at back; or with revers and a square 
collar. The back of blouse extends over the 
shoulders in yoke effect. Long plain one-piece 
sleeves with turn-back cuffs, perforated for 
short sleeves. The blouse is perforated for 
shorter length. One-piece gathered skirt (with 
straight lower edge) attached to sleeveless 
underbody at one-inch raised waist-line. 



Equally as smart as wool jersey is white 
shantung. It is glorious made up into one of 
the three-tiered skirts and trimmed with em- 
broidery. The skirt and waist are models of 
simplicity, both being joined under a saucy 
little belt of black velvet ribbon. The vest 
is of crepe georgette. 

Check voile retains its hold upon fashionable 
favor solely upon its worth. It is serviceable, 
beautiful and inexpensive. In fact some of the 
voiles at less than fifty cents a yard are such 
clever imitations of floral printed and check 
georgettes that it is impossible to distinguish 
the difference at a slight distance. Check voile 
trimmed with white organdy is exceedingly 
good looking. A design so planned is in blouse 
effect, the peplum being hemmed with a deep 

band of white organdy. The belt, tucked vest 
and roll collar are also of organdy, while the 
elbow-length flare sleeves are untrimmed. 

So many unusual things are done with collars 
this season that it is difficult to describe them 
all. The organdy and georgette designs lead 
in originality and popularity. Most of them 
are hand embroidered in eyelet, daisy and dot 
designs — simple decorations that almost any 
woman can reproduce. For tailored suits 
there are the long shawl collars, little "shoul- 
der" collars and various pointed effects. As 
a rule collars for sheer frocks are of the frilly 
sort. Most of them have cufTs to match. 

8215 — Ladies' Two-piece Gathered Skirt 
(20 cents). Eight sizes, 24 to 38 waist. Width 
at lower edge about 1^ yard. Size 26 requires 
2| yards 44-inch material for skirt 39 inches 
long without a hem. Skirt has two-inch raised 
waist-line; closed at left side seam. 

Two Fascinating Ideas in 
Beaded Bags 

By Kathryn Mutterer 

S" MART shops that specialize in novel- 
ties are devoting much space to the 
gg^^ ' display of new beaded bags and there 
* is sufficient variety in their shape and 
coloring to make them intensely interesting. 
Everything that can be made with beads is 
exceedingly smart this season. Womla who 

No. 12513. Beaded bag in blue and tan 



never thought that they would have the pa- 
tience to attempt them are* making beaded 
bags. Two pretty novelties are shown here. 
One is a large affair in blue and tan beads 
sewed on in tiny squares. The handle is en- 
tirely of blue beads. Each square measures | 
inch high by ^ inch wide and each square 
requires from 32 to 36 beads. 

rings on either side of the opening in mother- 
o'-pearl, initialed in silver. The opening was 
lined with very delicate blue satin. 

The miser's purse has a deep fringe of steel 
beads at one end and a heavy tassel of the 
same beads at the other end. It is seldom 
that both ends are finished alike in the newest 

Beaded Bag No. 12513, transfer yellow, 20 

Beaded Bag No. 12514, transfer yellow, 20 

Pictorial Review patterns may be had at the 
following stores: 

New York City: Brooklyn, N. Y. 

R. H. Macy & Company. Abraham & Straus. 
Stem Brothers. Price & Rosenbaum. 

Bloomingdales. A. 1. Namm & Son. 

Philadelphia, Pa. : Baltimore, Md. : 

N. Snellenburg & Company. Hutzler Brothers Co. 

A. Eisenberg. 

No. 12514. Miser's purse with steel beads 

Washington, D. C: 
S. Kann Sons & Co. 
Palais Royal. 

Connellsville, Pa.: 
Wright Metzler Co. 

Cumberland, Md.: 
Rosenbaum Bros. 

Pittsburgh, Pa.: 
Kaufman Dep't Store, Inc. 
J'oseph Home Co. 

Many of the handsomest bags are so expen- 
sive that it is far more economical to make 
them at home. To develop a design in the 
beads these may be sewed on single, a back 
stitch taken with each bead. Another way is 
to string the beads on a strong thread, then 
couch down the string, taking stitches between 
the heads. Either method may be used with 
satisfaction, and frequently the sewer imagines 
that she is making better progress if she strings 
the beads before sewing them onto the frame. 

Miser's purses are very fashionable this 
year and some beautiful designs are shown. 
The one illustrated is made of black silk tri- 
colette embroidered in steel beads. One can 
work out a number of delightful color schemes 
with these bags. One of the loveliest designs 
shovNTi thus far was in white tricolette em- 
broidered in pearl and silver beads, with the 

New Castle, Pa.: Grafton W. Va.: 

New Castle Dry Goods Co. G. L. JolUffe. 

Parkersburg, W. Va.: 
Dils Brothers. 

Chillicothe, Ohio: 
Norwell & Hartley. 
Masonic Temple. 

Columbus, Ohio: 
The Dunn Taft Co. 
The F.&R. Lazarus Co. 

Newark, Ohio: 
John J. Carroll. 

Cleveland, Ohio: 
The May Co. 
The John Meckes Son Co. 

Cincinnati, Ohio: 
The John Shillito Co. ' 
The H. & S. Pogue Co. 

St. Louis, Mo.: 

The Famous & Barr Co. 

Baltimore Division 

The following letter speaks for itself: 

Brunswick, Md., May 19, 1919. 
R. B. White, Superintendent, 
Baltimore, Md. 

Llear Sir — I am sending you photograph of 
engineer W. E. Seibert and fireman R. E. Royce, 
with their engine 2027, which runs on trains 
No. 51 and No. 56 between Brunswick and 
Strasburg. On April 20 these employes made 
a test on coal consumed and handled on round 
trip, mileage 117, with four cars west and four 
cars east. They made the round trip with 

379 scoops of coal, or 2.8 tons of coal for the 
round trip. Would like to have this photo- 
graph put in our Magazine as these men are 
two of our good coal savers on the Shenandoah 
Valley and should be complimented. 

J. J. McCabe. 

On account of efficient service and courteous 
treatment to our patrons, one of them wrote a 
letter to the Director General of Railroads, 
according commendation to Miss Weinert, agent 
at Ogden. An entry has been made on her 
record as further commendation of her efforts 
in the Company's behalf. 

Here is a combination which made a Record Run for Coal Saving 




While extra east, engine 4084, was passing 
North Avenue, Baltimore, operator E. H. 
Kramer noticed brake rigging dragging under 
train and had it stopped at Huntingdon Avenue, 
where crew were notified and repaired same. 
He is commended. 

While 1st 13, engine 5111, was passing Hun- 
tingdon Avenue, Baltimore, operator W. J. 
Baxter noticed brake rods dragging under 
Baltimore and Ohio car 1890, and had train 
stopped at Mt. Royal and crew notified. He 
is commended. 

On May 28, operator W. F. Hill at Boyd, Md., 
observed hot box on express car on train No. 
10, which was stopped at Germantown. The 
car was backed off at Gaithersburg as the 
journal was found unsafe. Mr. Hill is com- 
mended for his close observation. 

On May 9, operator R. S. Main, at Gaither, 
reported something dragging under train of 
extra engine 4545, east, about eighteen cars 
from engine. The train was stopped at Hollo- 
field for examination of train and report. 
Engineer reported from Hollofield that bar 
connecting one brake rigging to another on 
Baltimore and Ohio car 14792 was disconnected 
and dragging. We wish operator Main to be 
mentioned in our honor roll. 

On May 16, operator H. C. Meems, at Dick- 
erson, reported car of pipe in extra east 4879 
shifting, causing it to project dangerously. 
The crew was notified to make load safe. For 
close observance of matters of this kind, com- 
mendatory notation has been placed on Mr. 
Meem's service record. 

On March 28, brakeman J. H. Summers, 
with other members of his train's crew, was 
highly commended by a passenger because of 
the attention he gave a person who was taken 
ill on train. The correspondent states that 
every courtesy and aid possible was extended, 
and our employe is duly commended. 

Cumberland Division 

About 9 o'clock on the night of May 1, a fall 
of rock occurred near Evcretts Tunnel Cut on 
the seventeen mile grade, blocking the east- 

ward track. C. N. Madden, a trackman living 
nearby, hearing the crash, investigated the 
cause and found the obstruction. He protected 
the track, and went to Big Curve telephone 
office to report, meeting train No. 12 on his 
way, which he stopped. With the assistance 
of the train crew the obstruction was removed. 
His interest and prompt action in the matter 
are commended. 

While on his way to work on the night of 
May 14, operator R. T. McKenzie heard an 
unusual noise made by train of extra 7205 east 
which was pulling into Keyser yard. Investi- 
gating, he discovered a brake rigging caught 
and wedged in frog. Being unable to remove 
the rigging alone he arranged with yardmaster 
to send a trackman, and after his arrival the 
obstruction was removed. Mr. McKenzie de- 
serves commendation for his watchfulness and 
prompt action in the matter. 

On May 17, R. A. Nine, fireman at M. & K. 
Junction, discovered a defect on No. 1 track 
just ahead of train No. 11. This is the seventh 
defect which Mr. Nine has found on the West 
End since November 28, 1918, and an entry of 
commendation will be placed on his record for 
his vigilance and as an appreciation of his 
interest in behalf of the Company. 

On May 3, yard brakeman E. E. Wilson 
noticed a defect near ladder track in Keyser 
yard, and saw that it was a new break. He 
made a search and located P. L. car 738514 on 
No. 7 in eastbound classification yard with 
flange missing. The car was switched out and 
placed on repair track for new wheel. He is 

Connellsville Division 

On April 22, C. F. Smith, pensioned section 
foreman of Meyersdale, Pa., discovered a de- 
fective switch and showed it to supervisor, 
who had the condition corrected. Mr. Smith 
was in the service of the Company for forty-six 
years and a member of the Relief Department 
for thirty-five. He is a member of the Veterans' 
Association and we are glad to be able to show 
our readers here a picture of him with his 
grandson, Elwood R. Smith. Mr. Smith is 
heartily commended for his close observation 



C. F. Smith and his Grandson Elwood W. 

and prompt report of the defect. We hope that 
for man}^ years to come he will be in such good 
health as not only to be able to get about and 
enjoy himself but also to be of further service 
in the way suggested by this paragraph, should 
the opportimity again occur. 

Pittsburgh Division 

On April 26, extra east 2616 was stopped at 
Alliquippa on the ¥•.•> & L. E. R. R., and during 
the interval train was standing, conductor R. E. 
McClintock, while inspecting, discovered one 
wheel of P. R. R. 87757, twenty-second car in 
train, with forty-eight inches of flange missing. 
He had yard engine set car off in yard, thus pre- 
venting a derailment and possible serious acci- 
dent, for which he has been commended. 

On May 8, A. R. Hepler, agent-operator at 
Shippensville, discovered brake shoe on tank of 
engine 1379 dragging on rail. He notified crew 
so that repairs were made before an accident 
happened. He has been commended. 

Glenwood Shops 

On May 24, J. A. Shuck, carpenter, noticed 
C. & N. W. car 135900 in train at Glenwood 
which had top side bearing broken off and 
hanging on column bolts. He called conduc- 
tor's attention to this defect and had car 
shopped at next station. Mr. Shuck is always 

interested in Safety and should be heartily 

Cincinnati Terminals 

On May 28, as train Xo. 63 was passing Cin- 
cinnati Junction, brakeman Walter Bellingham 
discovered a loose wheel on the leading truck 
of ladies' car 4093. It was also the lead wheel 
on this truck. He immediately signaled to the 
engineer to stop, notified him of the condition, 
and they proceeded to the Cincinnati Passenger 
Station slowly on account of wheel climbing 
every frog, arriving in the station without 
being derailed. However, while coach engine 
was handling this car from the station to the 
repair track, it was derailed three times, but 
there was no trouble in rerailing it because it 
was moving slowly. The derailment always 
occurred at a frog. Bellingham entered the 
service as a passenger brakeman on August 22, 
1904, on the Toledo Division. He has been 

New Castle Division 

On .June 5, operator R. J. Cox discovered 
brake rigging down on car in train No. 82, engine 
4077, while passing State Road, and immediately 
notified the crew, who made repairs. "Lom- 
mendatory entry has been placed on his record, 

Brakeman W. Bellingham, Cincinnati Terminals 



and the personal appreciation of superintendent 
Stevens has been conveye'd to him. 

On June 3, messenger A. G. Hanna noticed 
brake beam down in train No. 13, while it was 
passing through New Castle Junction yard. 
He made report to yardmaster, who stopped 
train and had brake rigging removed. For 
his careful observance of unusual conditions 
commendatory' entry has been placed on his 

On June 5, lineman W. A. Mott discovered 
a piece of iron in switch point of cross-over at 
McDonald. He removed it and arranged for 
repairs. As the interest displayed possibly 
prevented a serious accident, suitable entry 
will be placed on his record. 

On the night of May 7, conductor C. W. Sen- 
heiser discovered a defect in the westward 
siding at Warwick and immediately notified 
local people so that repairs could be made. 
For his prompt action in this manner he has 
been commended and suitable entry will be 
placed on his record. 

On April 11, brakeman M. L. Ringer, em- 
ployed in New Castle Junction yard, noticed 
switch not properly lined while engine 4531 was 
moving into yard and immediately threw switch 
to prevent engine backing through. On this 
same date he discovered and reported brake 
rigging down on car in train of engine 4534, 
stopping the train and having the brake rigging 
removed. Letter of commendation has been 
sent Mr. Ringer for his actions in these two 
cases and arrangements have also been made 
for suitable entry on bis service record. 

On April 17, brakeman J. F. Hites, while 
working on the "Pick-up" local, observed 
Baltimore and Ohio 150296 with broken flange 
and immediately arranged to have car set out. 
Mr. Hites has been commended for his careful 
observance of this condition and commendatory 
entry will also be placed on his record. 

Illinois Division 

On arrival of extra 2565-2036, coupled at 
Vincennes on the morning of April 27, crossing 
watchman William Foutch discovered a broken 
arch bar on Missouri Pacific car 34802, loaded 
with wheat, and notified the crew promptly. 

He is to be commended for his watchfulness and 
interest he takes in the prevention of accidents. 

On the morning of May 6, two ladies got off 
No. 51 at Pleasant Plains and word was re- 
ceived as the train was pulling out of Ashland 
that one of them had left her pocketbook in 
the ladies' coach. Two gentlemen sitting 
opposite the seat these ladies had occupied 
informed the conductor that a man, a clear 
description of whom they furnished, had taken 
the pocketbook, remarking at the time that he 
knew the ladies and that as he was going back 
to Pleasant Plains on the afternoon train, he 
would see that it was delivered to them. He 
left the train at Ashland. The conductor 
immediately informed patrolman Adams, who, 
as usual, was right where he was needed. He 
telephoned back to the Chief of Police at Ash- 
land to keep an eye open for the suspected party 
and, encountering a section gang at Cass, com- 
mandeered a hand car, went back to Ashland, 
and located his quarry in a hotel dining room. 
This person had'already made arrangements to 
visit an inland town by automobile in the after- 
noon, but maintained that he intended to return 
the pocketbook. Our patrolman, however, 
managed to get him to surrender it. It con- 
tained a gold watch valued at $50.00, a pair of 
diamond earrings, a pair of eye glasses, and 
although Mr. Adams had no intimation that 
there was any cash, he said that there was, 
making good his suspicion when the accused 
admitted that he had put the cash, amounting 
to $14.57, into his pocket for safe keeping. 
After giving the man a lecture on the w. k. 
subjects, ''Honesty is the best policy," and 
"Be sure your sins will find you out," and with 
the further suggestion that the only straight- 
forward proceedure would have been to turn 
the pocketbook over to the conductor or the 
agent at the point where he left the train, Mr. 
Adams returned to Pleasant Plains on No. 54. 
He found the anxious owner and delivered the 
lost property, being thanked most profusely 
and declining in his most becoming way any 
reward for his services. His quick and suc- 
cessful work deserve hearty commendation. 

Toledo Division 

On February 18, Jolm Flynn, crossing watch- 
man at Freeman Avenue, Cincinnati, noticed a 
defect near the center of his crossing. He had 
section men called and repairs were made before 



a possible accident occurred. For his close 
attention and subsequent action he is 

On March 20, Henry Vettle, tallyman, Cin- 
cinnati freight house, gave prompt attention 
to the interests of the Company, in helping 
to extinguish a fire that had started in M. C. 
box car No. 51881. For his helping to reduce 
damage to a minimum, he is commended. 

On March 27, P. Dyas, operator on duty at 
New River Junction, observed something 
wrong with a truck under car of passing extra 
south 4117. He notified the station ahead and 
train was stopped. Inspection developed the 
fact that two truck springs were missing. 
Car was set out for repairs and a possible serious 
-accident thereby averted. For his close at- 
tention he is commended. 

A passenger on a C. C. C. & St. L. train, 
en route from Detroit to Cincinnati, missed his 

train at Toledo. Upon entering the station 
at Toledo, the first person he met was one of 
our popular conductors, J. C. Clifford, to whom 
he told his troubles. The passenger states 
that it was with the greatest courtesy that 
Mr. ClifTord directed him to obtain a ticket 
over the Baltimore and Ohio, by which he 
made his connection at Cincinnati with the 
Southern Railway. The passenger was so much 
impressed that he wrote a leiter to the superin- 
tendent, making special mention of the treat- 
ment he had received, and asked that conduc- 
tor ClifTord be commended. We, therefore, 
take this opportunity of doing so. 

On May 10, George Brown, employed as track 
laborer at Lima, Ohio, observed defect under a 
car in passing extra north, engine 4317, He 
promptly notified all concerned with the result 
that the car was set out and repaired, thereby 
averting a probable accident. For his watch- 
fulness and interest, he has been commended. 

Canadian Official Photograph from Underwood & Underwood, New York 

German Freight Trains Left Intact at Mons 
Endless chains of freight trains left behind by the Germans in their hurried retreat from Mons. Many of the 
trains loaded with munitions of every description were found practically intact by the Canadians 

The Riglit and Wrong 

A truck out of repair may mean a broken' leg 

Play safe. Keep your truck in good condition 

When "the other fellow" is to bl; 

The truck handle should be hooked 


Don't push your truck — it's dangerous 

Pull your truck and avoid accidents 

An empty truck left loo near the train 

A careful expressman avoids accidents 
Tin /'.■,< /</v .v.s- .1/' 



Eastern Lines 

Baltimore and Ohio Building 

Office Federal Manager 

Correspondent, H. H. Hartlove 

Miss Martha Rawlings recently spent an en- 
joyable week-end V -at Xenia, Ohio, making a 
number of automobile trips and horseback 
rides. On one of the former, she toured Day- 
ton, and became so interested in the scenery 
that she forgot one of her meals. 

In looking over the scenery at Glyndon, Md., 
your correspondent discerned a large object 
coming toward him. Upon close inspection, it 
was found to be "Andy" B. Moore, who was 
visiting Taylor Stringer. "Andy" had a big time 
with the boys, beating them at tennis and sky- 
larking with them in general. The next morn- 
ing I met him at the station where he purchased 
a ticket for Baltimore and moaned to the agent 
as he paid for it:— "SIXTY-FIVE GOOD 

Earl Hammond and George Fromtling slipped 
quietly away in the month of May and became 
members of the Married Crew. Earl was 
serenaded at his home in Glyndon by 150 of his 
friends and he set the whole crowd up to re- 

Law Department 

Correspondent, G. W. Haulenbeek 

In opening my July remarks, I should like to 
ask my friends who operate our big locomotives, 

why it is that in coupling a car to a train, es- 
pecially if that car is a sleeper, with every 
berth filled with weary patrons, it is necessary 
to give it a dreadful bump. 

In Union Station, Washington, this occurrence 
is quite frequent. No. 3, going west, hn^ks in 
to take on a sleeper, and everybody in tnat car 
is apt to be aware of it, for it feels to the aroused 
passenger that an effort is being made to back 
right through him. 

Again, a similar operation is frequently 
enacted at Cumberland and there is the same 
old jar and jolt. 

Now in the next number of the Magazine, 
there will be space, I hope, set apart for an 
explanation by any engineer who chooses to 
answer my question. 

I am so wedded to the Baltimore and Ohio 
that I rarely ever ride on other roads in sleeping 
cars, and so I do not know how this thing is 
managed elsewhere. But it seems to me that 
with proper signaling, a sleeping car could be 
coupled to a train without so much bustle and 

Again, when a No. 17 or No. 29 street car going 
up Charles Street crosses Mt. Royal Avenue 
in Baltimore, the conductor barely mentions 
even the name of the street, to say nothing of 
calling out "Baltimore and Ohio Mt. Royal 
Station," but when Union Station is reached, 
ever^'body knows what is coming, and the 
passengers fall all over each other in getting 
to the Pennsylvania trains. 

We can all do our bit, however, by giving 
the Baltimore and Ohio a boost among our 
friends. It does me good to sit in the seat 
with a man who is going over our lines for the 


first time. I say to him, "isn't, this all right?" 
and he is obliged to respond in the affirmative. 

I believe in being absolutely loyal, and in 
praising the bridge that carries me over, for, 
when put to the test, an ounce of loyalty is 
worth a pound of cleverness. 

Major A. Hunter Boyd, Jr.. poneral attorney, 
is home again, and our rejoicmg is general and 
triumphant. He came in to see us the other 
day; indeed, he lost no time in coming to the 
office upon reaching this side. His advent on 
the third floor of the building was like a ray of 
sunshine after the copious and unremitting 
showers of May. He was warmly greeted and 
it was a joyous occasion. Later in the week 
his parents, Judge A. Hunter Boyd and wife, 
came to Baltimore from their Cumberland 
home, impatient, naturally, to join in the 

Lieutenant A. S. Bowde, Lieutenant Francis 
Rawdston Cross and Sergeant-Major Melville 
Gemmill complete our list, and in a little while 
they will all be in harness again as in ante bellum 
days. "How^ w^ell they all look," is the uni- 
versal exclamation. 

J. Harry Garner, of tax agent Griffith's office, 
has terminated his military career "and is peg- 
ging away at tax statements and things of that 
kind as though there had been no disturbance 
"Over There." 

And then, too, our cup of happiness has been 
made full to overflowing, pressed down and 
running over by the return of the two sons of 
our George Dobbin Penniman, namely: Cap- 
tain George D. Penniman, Jr., and his brother, 
Lieutenant John A. Dushane Penniman. 

Both of these young gentlemen served in 
Battery "C," 313th Field Artillery, 155th 
Brigade, 80th Division. Sometime I shall 
induce them to talk for publication and then 
look out for something entertaining. 

Relief Department 

Correspondent, H. Irving Martin 

During, the last week of May we missed T. 
Parkin Scott, the mentor of the Savings Fea- 
ture, and discovered that he and Mrs. Scott 
were busy getting acquainted over again with 
T. Parkin, Junior, just back from France. 
Our congratulations to him and Mrs. Scott on 
the fact that their sturdy son, although near 
the St. Mihiel front, missed personal contact 
with gas, shell and shrapnel. He has not, 
however, in his modesty, given a satisfactory 
explanation for the two dents in his tin helmet. 
He looks courageous enough to tackle any job 
in his home land. 

Lumber Agent 

Correspondent, S. O'Neill 

Mrs. Edna V. Thomas, clerk in office of Lum- 
ber Agent, entered the service as clerk in 


Stationery Storekeeper's office, Camden Sta- 
tion April 21, 1917, and was transferred to the 
Voucher Department in the Purchasing De- 
partment in November, 1918. That's when the 
romance started. She met that attractive 
clerk, Harry L. Thomas, and every one know^s 
how quickly these love affairs gain headway. 
On June 15 they were married, and instead of 
Mrs. Thomas keeping records for us, she took 
care of Mr. Thomas' books until the war broke 
out, when he entered the Navy as a storekeeper. 
He is still there while Mrs. Thomas is working 
in our department in order that she may not 
get out of practice. 

Miss Mabel Leutner, stenographer in the 
Purchasing Agent's office is an attractive young 
lady and has many friends in that office. She 
has a beautiful soprano voice and sings in one 
of our church choirs. 

We are glad to state that our boys subscribed 
$10,500 to the Victory Loan. 

We extend our congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. 
Eugene Lowe on the arrival of a bouncing baby 
girl, born May 15. Good luck, ''Jean." 

John Wilmer, voucher clerk in the Purchas- 
ing Agent's office, and a brother of W. Wilmer, 
chief of Payroll Bureau, is a merry old soul. 
Note his smile in the accompanying picture. 
John is a regular home man, and a gardener of 
no mean ability. Anyone passing his home in 
the evening can see him working the garden, 
and he is so interested in his morning work 
there that he has to run over the hills in order 
to catch the Halethorpe Special for Baltimore. 
John has a splendid service record of nineteen 


•foliri Wilmer 



Transportation Department 

Miss Margaret Talbott Stevens 

On Friday, May 23, there was considerable 
excitement at our car distributer's desk, about 
lunch time. We were receiving a visit from 
Mr. F. S. Davis, alias "Jeff" Davis, otherwise 
"The Carbondale Swede." It seems as though 
in days gone by there must have been some 
kind of a feud between our car distributers and 
this notable C. D. from Hagerstown. As a 
result of this quarrel, our Mr. Murphy is said 
to have sent a very cordial (?) invitation to 
Mr. Davis to come down to visit us and in- 
cidentally to settle up this old score. However, 
when he arrived, Mr. Murphy saw that he had 
grown to a considerable size during the past 
year or so, and decided to settle up in a most 
agreeable manner. He invited Mr. Davis to 
lunch, after which that gentleman kindly 
initiated our car distributers into a worthy 
club, to which he stated that all good car dis- 
tributers should belong. Mr. Murphy and Mr. 
Evans will be glad to show you their certificates 
of membership. 

A hint to those who wish to paper their walls: 
"Pop" Oehrl decided that his house needed 
papering, from cellar to rafters. Owing to the 
high cost of the quality of paper, he was some 
time in finishing it. But 'tis done, and they do 
say that he made a fine job of it. The first, 
second and third floors are papered with 
Liberty Bonds of the first, second and third 
issues, respectively, the garret with notes of 
the fourth issue, the cellar with Victory Bonds, 
while the back fence is said to be glowing 
beauteously with Thrift Stamps. 

Engineering Department 

Correspondent, William H. Fraley 

Assistant engineer Joseph K. Burke has re- 
turned from overseas. Captain Burke received 
the Croix de Guerre, also a second citation. 

Sergeant Thomas Ralston, 110th Machine 
Gun Corps, has returned from France, taking 
up his office duties on June 9. 

The Draughting Room advises the return 
of the following men from military and naval 

Ralph P. Milburn, who was located conse- 
cutively at Columbus Barracks, Ohio, Mon- 
terey, Cal., 301st Cavalry and Camp Kearny, 

J. Beale Helm, Troop A, Maryland Cavalry, 
Anniston, Ala., and in service in France in 29th 
Division, 104th M. P. 

George W. Steinmetz, Second Lieutenant of 
Artillery, Camp Meade, Md., Washington, D. 
C, and Camp Taylor, Ky. 

Harry T. Roebuck, with the Merchant 
Marine at Porto Rico. 

Herbert Dawkins, with the Engineers at 
Camp Meade. 

Luther Westerman, Reserve Officers' Training 
Corps, Annapolis, Md. 

We are glad to have these men back with us 
and that their former positions are open to 

J. V. Bromwell, book-keeper, has been pro- 
moted to position of special accoimtant on D. 
C. E. work. W. E. Zschiesche, former file 
clerk, is promoted to succeed Mr. Bromwell. 

Our astrologer and psychic specialist in 
affairs of the heart. Miss Simpson, is prophe- 
sying the early entrance of Harry L. Wirsling, 
Architectural Department, into the solemn 
state of matrimony. We are proud of Miss 
Simpson's ability in this line, and are sure of the 
correctness of her forecast, especially as we 
note Mr. Wirsling's all but too prompt de- 
parture, frequently at noon-time, in all the 
glory of "Simday best," to enjoy the blissful 
companionship of a blushing member of the 
fair sex in the haunts of cafeteria, grills and 
tea houses. The lady's identity, the date, and 
the place are questions of great moment among 
Mr. Wirsing's associates. 

Otto C. Linhardt, levelman, has returned 
from his work in the office of the assistant 
engineer at Clarksburg. With him, to our 
surprise, came Mrs. Linhardt. Otto's plunge 
into matrimony on May 4 caused the breaking 
of many fair hearts in Clarksburg and Parkers- 
burg, W. Va. 

Colonel Frye is doing ten to fifteen miles 
every night in training for a marathc ^ We 
notice a slight reduction in weight, peruaps a 
pound or so. It is reported that he ran into 
an automobile on a narrow road, leaving the 
car in a wrecked condition. 

John Waters, of engineer of survey office, 
has returned to work after an illness of a week. 
He brought along the good news of the arrival 
of William Joseph Waters, nine pounds. All 
well and happy. 

Captain Klebe, of the ball team of the district 
engineer's forces, is working energetically to 
get a suitable organization together for a con- 
test with the Valuation Department team. 

Farmer Hilleary reports prospects of good 
crops of beans and onions. 

Miss Delahay's glasses have developed heavy 
shell rims. 

Miss Apple continues to scatter her smiles 
among the infantry. 

First Sergeant M. C. Sparks, Headquarters 
Company, 313th Infantry, visited us on his 
return from France. He is in the best of health. 
In appreciation of his leadership, his associates 
presented Sergeant Sparks with a handsome 
ring. He has a large and interesting collection 
of pictures of the country over which his regi- 
ment fought, taken after the armistice. 



First Sergeant M. C. Sparks (Engineering Department), of Headquarters Company, 313th Infantry, on the 
right. This picture shows Sergeant Sparks and "budd\ " after the Armistice, enjoying a "feed" in the same shell 
hole from which they fought at Montfaucon 

Telegraph Department 

Correspondent, Miss Della M. Hain 

Miss Frankie Offutt was very agreeably sur- 
prised recently when her brother, Lieutenant 
Rex Offutt, walked in. He is a member of the 
3oth Engineers, just returned from France. 

Our "buzzer man," Washington L. Wilson, 
recently made a flying trip to Camp Merritt to 
see his son, Robert, who has spent about nine- 
teen months in France in the fighting zone. 

Instructions in regard to care in sending 
telegrams over both railroad and Western 
Union wires, including all railroads under 
jurisdiction of federal managers Galloway and 
Begien. have recently been issued, and we hope 
all of our people will cooperate and thereby 
enable us to effect a large saving in this direc- 

Miss Pauline Flay hart smiles more often 
than usual now — her soldier boy has returned 
after almost a year's foreign service. 

John E. Spurrier recently met with a painful 
accident, caused by slipping and falling down 
stairs. He is getting along nicely and we hope 
soon to have him with us again. 

Corporal Alva Stevens, son of our general 
foreman, has returned from France after many 
months of service. 

Miss Nettie Appel daily demonstrates the 
fact that she is efficient at some things in 
addition to stenography. Every once in a while 
she appears with an additional Marine insignia 
— pin. ring, bracelet. Now, what next? 

Lineman J. D. Kennedy, at Pittsburgh, was 
lucky enough to win a German helmet in the 
Victory Loan campaign. 

Auditor Coal and Coke Receipts 

Correspondent, John Limpert 

It is with the greatest pleasure that we an- 
nounce the safe return of Messrs. Carter, ^'an 
Buskirk and White from "Over There." A 
most hearty welcome, boys. Carter is wearing 
the D. S. C and in a future issue of the Maga- 
zine we will have something interesting to say 
for him in connection therewith. This still 
leaves two of our boys in France who, we trust, 
will be home short!}'. In this as well as all 
other war matters, our office takes front rank, 
for while there were but seven of our men fur- 
loughed because of military service, five of 
them actually got into the big scrap. 

Our Own "Haul" of Fame 

We understand the Toonerville Trolley 
(Carney jerk-water) is hauling an extra pas- 
senger every night now. Trying to make up 
lost time, as it were. 



Subscriptions to the Salvation Army "Home 
Service Fund" amoimted to S158.75. Splendid! 

Two wins in as man}' starts is the record of 
our Junior Ball team up to Jime 7. 

It's in the air. You can almost feel its pres- 
ence. It is most deadly in effect, that is, 
after once being affected, you seldom get over 
it. Believe they call it a bee— matrimonial bee. 
This animal has been flipping aroimd pretty 
promiscuoush' of late, judging from the com- 
ments in our AIagazine for the past few months. 
Why the "Flu"' was a mere "bag of shells" com- 
pared to this malady. The "Flu" would leave a 
fellow groggy for a spell, say a couple months 
or, at the most, a year, but this other thing, 
why, they tell me you never get over it. Right 
here in our own office, first it's Mame, poor 
Mame, then Edith; now they tell me it's Alois 
and Grace; something fierce the way it's 
knockin' 'em off. We wouldn't be s'prised in 
the least to hear of Our Mary, Little Elsie or 
even "Vamp" Tillie being stung. The worst 
is, you don't know whose gonna be next. Ain't 
it a\\^ul, ain't it? 

The sale of Victory Stamps by the two teams 
of this office for the month of Maj- was as 

Victory Victory 
Girls Boys 

:\Iav $ 79.50 $137 00 

Previous sales 691.00 196 00 

Total $770.50 $333.00 

Boys, it begins to look encouraging. You 
hit the line for a nice gain that time, but it will 
require consistent and stead}' gains if you are 
to overhaul or even get near the other team 
before the end of the year. It can be done, 
however, and we would like to see a similar 
gain during June and all succeeding months 
Keep a going, men. 

Auditor Merchandise Receipts 

Coriespondent, P. H. Starklaijf 

Here is Daniel J. Gibson, assistant chief clerk, 
in charge of the Statistical Bureau. "Dan" 
entered the service Jime 1, 1888, and is strong 
on big figures; his hobb}- is averages, and every- 
thing pertaining to tons per mile. An admira- 

This interesting drawing is by J. R. E. Hiltz, of our Real Estate Department. He was in khaki during the war 
and we are wondering to just what extent the dream is subjective 


Daniel J. Gibson 
Assistant Chief Clerk to Auditor Merchandise Receipts 

ble trait is his devotion to his family. Bright 
and early Sunday morning finds him assisting 
the Mrs. primping up the "six little Gibsons,", 
This devotion is further exemplified by the am- 
ple provision he makes every Saturday^ after- 
noon when he makes his usual rounds in Lex- 
ington Market, providing the next week's 
larder. "The Duke" is some advocate of the 
"full dinner pail." 

We wish to recognize in the Magazine the 
following 100 per cent. Groups, representing 185 
employes: Interline, Group Heads: McNinch, 
Hohman, Waldschmidt, Everitt. Local, Group 
Heads: Atwood, Mrs. Boyer, Schindhelm, Leon- 
ard. Revision, Group Heads: Bourne. Aver- 
ages for our departments follow: Whole ofhce, 
86%, $29,100; Local, 98%, $9,750; Interline, 
97%, $10,500; Revision, 71%, $6,900; Statistical, 
66%, $2,100. 

The results of our ball team's season to date, 
follows: April 19, A. M. R. vs. Wilkens, A. C., 
8 to 4 in our favor; April 26, A. M. R. vs. Balti- 
more C. C., 10 to 4 in our favor; May 3, A. M. 
R. vs. Sonneborn, 13 to 8 in our favor. In the last 
game the score was 8 to 1 in favor of the "Style- 
plus" people in the sixth inning, when some 
one suggested a rush to Victory and it was 
accomplished with much gusto. Some of those 
responsible are: Bradley 1st and 3rd, Tewey 
If, Scharflf, Sterner 2b, Vinci ss, Hall p., Raap 
p, Orwig p, Sparrow lb and rf, Parett rf, 
Shipley cf, Gannon 3b, Brubaker rf, Beck, 
manager and p, Glasser c, Ross c, Goeller p. 
The correspondent will book dates for you. 

On Saturday, May 24, our girls volunteered 
to "doughnut tag" the business section of 
Baltimore, their receipts amounting to $467.74. 
Contributions varied from .$5.00 to 2 cents, the 


latter being a "widow's mite" and she wore a 
gold star. The hustlers on this occasion were 
the Misses B. E. Cordray, Mae Fleming, Alice 
Gill, D. Dryden, M. Medinger, E. Mulcahy, 
I. Hall, M. Reinhold, Ada Williamson, M. Gus- 
tin, N. Biggs, Lula Schuman, R. Force, H. Nu- 
gent, F. Sellman, L. Auld, M. Batchelor, H. 
Wehe,x B. Ward, C. Zeis, M. Sauerwein, B. 
Graham, A. Lilly, R. Baron, O. Freeburger, 
E. E. Finckman. Subscriptions by card in 
our office amoimted to $485.25. 

John W. Thomas, one of our veteran employes, 
confined to his home on account of illness, was 
recently sent a bouquet of flowers and a basket 
of^ dainties containing fruit, candies, grape 
juice, etc. Here's wishing you speedy re- 
covery, "Uncle John." 

An aggregation of employes expect to have a 
subscription dance in Mrs. Murphy's barn, 
Halethorpe, July 17. A most enjoyable even- 
ing was spent there last year and we expect 
even a better time this summer. For further 
particulars see "Jimmie" Scharf in the Revi- 
sion Department after office hours. As this 
is an inter-department affair, our young folks 
ought to get together on the proposition. 

Our crack baseball nine is scheduled to play 
Connellsville in that city on Saturday, July 12, 
during the big Home Coming Celebration 
there. A friendly rivalry exists between the 
two teams, and all that are able should at- 
tend. Mr. O'Malley, now auditor of revenue, 
was so much interested on one occasion that 
he journeyed to Connellsville to see the game 
between these rivals. 

Auditor Passenger Receipts 

Correspondent, Frederick S. Johnson 

Here is the picture of George P. Huber, age 
three, out for a morning ride. George is the 
attractive son of our Government Department 
clerk, George C. Huber. 

George P. Huber 



The Misses K. Evans. E. George, H. Will, J. Disney, H. Pate, 
M. O'Leary and M. Feighenne at the ball game 

Our baseball club journeyed to Laurel, Md., 
on Saturday, May 24, to meet the team of that 
place; nearly one hundred rooters, including 
about sixty young ladies, went with the team, 
leaving in a special coach attached to the two 
o'clock train from Camden Station. 

Before and after the game the visitors were 
entertained at the home of Harry S. Phelps, 
of our office, with selections on the piano 
and dancing; singing also enlivened the occasion. 

The ball game was called promptly at 4 p. m., 
and had gone four innings when a heavy down- 
pour of rain put a stop to a snappy contest, the 
score standing 2 to 1 in favor of our boys, with 
the home team at the bat. The game had been 
interesting, the clubs appearing about evenly 

Another game has been arranged for Saturday 
afternoon, June 21, at the ''Midway City," with 
a dance following. 

On May 28, Edward J. Kuehn, of our office, 
was married to Miss Edna Brewer. Thej^ spent 
their honeymoon New York and the office 
force, with whom "Ed" is very popular, pre- 
sented the happy pair with a mahogany and 
tapestry chair. Mr. and Mrs. Kuehn have our 
best wishes for a long ard happy married life. 

On the evening of June 2, at Druid Hill Park, 
the local sluggers, an opposition baseball team 
of this office, tested the strength of the "Regu- 
lars." Sporting spirit and clever advertising 
brought out the rival camps in great fashion. 
Both sides adopted colors; the ''Sluggers," 
red and white, the "Regulars," old Maryland's 
yellow and black. The "Regulars" won the 
• game to the tune of 17 to 6, Knouss and Johnson 
both pitching good ball, and Brandt's playing 
at short-stop showing he has a great future. 
The Misses Theresa Cook and Marjorie Taylor 
managed in fine style the rooting and boosting 
for the "Sluggers" while Miss Jessie Disney's 
rooting camp cheered the ' 'Regulars" to victory. 
Robert Machin was manager of the "Sluggers" 
while "Fuzzy" Seems directed his "Regulars." 
Our chief clerk, Mr. Grice, was present and 
complimented the players on their playing and 
good sportsmanship. 

Miss Catherine D. List, of our office, became 
the bride of Mr. George Edmond Hardy on 

April 19, at McKendree M. E. Church, Arling- 
ton, Md. The bride and groom were attended 
by Miss Pauline Dobbling of West Forest Park 
(formerly of this office) and Mr. Thomas 
Weaver of West Arlington. The bride was 
dressed in lavender georgette with hat to match 
and the bridesmaid in blue georgette with a 
hat of the same material. Both carried 
bouquets of pink sweet peas. After the cere- 
mony, which was very simple, the couple left 
for a short trip to Washington, D. C., and 
Richmond, Va. Upon their return they are 
going to make their home at 4301 Groveland 
Avenue, West Arlington. Her fellow clerks pre- 
sented Miss List with four beautiful pieces 
of silver, a meat platter, bread tray, vegetable 
and tomato dishes. Mrs. Hardy has the best 
wishes of her former associates. 

100 Per Cent, on all Five Loans 

For the Victory Loan we beat our fourth 
loan figures by $50; two hundred and two 
subscribers pledged $18,050 — 100 per cent. The 
following committee, which got 100 per cent, on 
all the loans, worked earnestly and faithfully: 
L. M. Grice, Chairman; the Misses Florence M. 
Herderick, Celeste Hayden, Ulla Nelson, 
Helen Lutman, Blanche M. Broderick, MoUie 
E. Hamlin, and Robert E. Machin, Charles 
Owings, Walter Seems, and F. S. Johnson. 

Miss Margaret O'Leary, a walking poster of the 
ball game of the "A. P. R." 



Maurice E. Dill 

Auditor Miscellaneous Accounts 

Correspondent, B. A. Lippert 

On June 1 our friends Dill and Meade again 
took up their duties in this office, after receiv- 
ing an honorable discharge from the Anierican 
p]xpeditionary Forces. There now remain only 
three more of our boys abroad and we have 
hopes of their returning shortly to complete 
the "Family Circle." 

Our prediction in the June Magazine concern- 
ing the work of Miss Edna Bowen on the Vior- 
tor}^ Loan Committee has proved correct. 
She increased our subscriptions from $2,150 
to S3, 200 by the end of the Campaign and 
deserves great credit for her splendid work. 

Congress passed the law for daylight saving, 
but who changed the old period of COURTING 
from evening to morning, noon and evening? 

Miss Flinkman spent April 5 and 6 in Newark, 
N. J., and, while there, met a young man "whom 
she acknowledges as "Frenchy." From her 
description he isagoodlookingspecimen ("Dan" 
Cupid is blind to defects). At any rate she 
received a beautiful ring from him which was 
admired by our office force. He is in the French 
Army and home on "sick leave." The last 
we heard was that he expected to sail for Franc(3 
on May 31, and not return until January, 1921. 
Miss Flinkman is taking up French at one of 
our schools — wonder why? 

We had an article on "(iovcrimient War Risk 
Insurance" in our June number. The corre- 

spondent would suggest that some kind of in- 
surance be issued to protect correspondents 
offthe Magazine, for one of them has been 
threatened by a young lady of this office to the 
effect that if he ever dares to insert her name 
in the Magazine again he will be BLOWN UP. 
The correspondent would naturally like to feel 
assured of his family being looked out for in 
the event of his being a martyr in a good cause. 

The accompanying picture is of Corporal 
Maurice E. Dill, who has just returned from 
France after one year's service with Hospital 
Unit No. 42. Although in the Medical Depart- 
ment, Corporal Dill saw much action, when 
assigned to an advanced dressing station during 
the Chateau Thierry and Soissons Drive. 

Auditor Disbursements 

Correspondent, John C. Svec 

Private James L. Sherwood, this office, was 
with Company D, 315th Infantry, 79th Division. 
He was gassed on September 12 and later under- 
went an operation abroad for appendicitis. 
We hope soon to have him with us again as all 
the boys miss "Picnic Twist." 

Thomas D. Campbell, L. M. Dwyer, George 
L. Burns, Vernon J. Yealdhall, and John J. 
Whelan have quit working for their "Uncle," 
put on their "civs" and reported for active 
duty in our office. 

George H. Pryor, auditor disbursements, 
completed the thirty-fifth year of his service 
on July 7, after having filled the following 
positions: clerk, chief clerk, special agent, 
special accountant and auditor. 

Our Welfare Association expects to hold the 
banquet in honor of the fellows who served 
"Over There," on Wednesday, June 25, at the 
Emerson Hotel. From the present plans of 
the committee there is going to be "A Hot 
Time in Old Town That Night." Mr. Pryor 
will act as toastmaster and addresses will be 
made by S. W. Hill and J. F. Donovan. While 
we are rejoicing over the return of our heroes, 
our thoughts still linger with our late fellow 
worker, Charles N. Foster, who laid down his 
life for his country in France, and we are en- 
deavoring to have his father attend the ban- 
quet. The committee of arrangements consists 
of W.J. Stephens, chairman, J. L. Taylor and 
N. L. Riegal. 

The Auditor Disbursements office had 189 
subscribers to the Victory Liberty Loan notes, 
amounting to $16,400, or about ninety-eight 
per cent. 

Auditor of Revenue 

Correspondent, Howard D. Baker 

Our Victory Loan drive finally reached the 
100 per cent. mark. In her quiet manner and 
with that winning way Miss Eva D. Dawson, 
solicitor, helped to put it over the top. 



A letter was recently received by B. G. Stehl, 
of this office, from Corporal Edward L. Meehan. 
The latter never fails to express his apprecia- 
tion to Mr. Stehl for sending copies of our 
Magazixe each month, as may be seen from a 
short synopsis of his letter of May 2: 

'T have received all the Baltimore and Ohio 
Employes Magazines 3'ou have sent me, in- 
cluding the April issue, and certainly wish to 
thank you. I am not the onh' one that benefits 
by your kindness, for just as soon as I have 
read it I give it to another Baltimore and 
Ohio fellow in camp with me, who, when 
he finishes with it, returns it to me. About 
forty miles from me are stationed two brake- 
men, to whom I forward it." 

A card was received from Mr. Meehan re- 
cently stating that he was on his way towards 
home and not to send any more mail. Good 

We wish to express our deepest s\Tnpathy 
to J. F. Hayden and his family, in the loss of 
his wife, who died Sunday, June 1. Mr. Hayden 
is one of the oldest employes in the service of 
the Company. 

Office Superintendent Grain Elevators 

Correspondent, James Wells 

This is a picture of Private Stanley P. Free- 
man, Headquarters Company, 3rd Field Artil- 
lery, now stationed in France. Private Free- 
man was connected with the Engineering Depart- 
ment of the Railroad previous to his entrance 
into military service in May, 1918. He was 
sent to the University of Pittsburgh for special 
training, but in Julv of the same vear was trans- 
ferred to Battery "^E, 3rd Field Artillery, 6th 
Division, and sailed for France. He was re- 
cently transferred \o the Headquarters Com- 
pany and he is expected to sail for home soon, 
and to resume his duties with the Railroad. 
He is a brother of H. B. Freeman, chief clerk 
in this office. 

Private Stanley P. Freeman, Engineering Department 

New York Terminals 

Correspondent, Patrick Lucey 

We are glad indeed to learn that ^Nlr. Lucey. 
the splendid correspondent for the New York 
Terminals, has been promoted to agent at St. 
George Transfer Station. His work on the 
Magazine is certainly indicative of high 
ability. — Ed. 

"But oh! for the touch of a vanished hand. 
And the sound of a voice that is still." 

Memorial Day came this year with added 
significance. The long list of our dead height- 
ened the already purpled color of the shrouded 
temple. Our dead heroes spoke far more 
sweetly than did the voices of any of the living. 
We are prone to think of those who were our 
co-workers in the railroad business and the 
names of William King and Frederick Pysner 
become hallowed. May their spirits rest 
eternally in the abode of bliss which conscience 
tells us was waiting for them. We saj- rever- 
ently with the ancients, Dulce et decorum est 
pro pairia mori. 

"And as a hare whom hounds and horns pursue 
Pants to the spot from which at first he flew." 

Our chief delivery clerk, A. C. Long, and 
Mrs. Long, have been for an extended visit to 
San Francisco. The journey was primarih' to 
restore the health of Mrs. Long, who suffered 
a severe attack of influenza last winter; secondly, 
to renew the acquaintance of Mr. Long with 
his native city. Mrs. Long, W9 leara. with 
pleasure, is much benefitted by the tour. 

"And after guarding the outer portals 
for twenty j^ears he was received into 
the mansions of his fathers." 

V. R. Cherney, in charge of floatage and con- 
nection line freight, after a long period of 
faithful service has been voted into our 
Veterans' club. Most of us remember the days 
when office routine and railroad customs puz- 
zled our unsophisticated minds and when we 
looked to Vincent for advice for any problem 
that might arise. And we were never turned 
away. To give the best that was in him was 
always V. R. Cherney's motto. We all wish 
him the best of good luck. 

Japanese styles are coming into fashion. 
Don't think that we mean those tight skirts. 
No, we refer to those out-of-shape blouses 
that can be put to anj^ use from that of a bath 
towel to a gunny bag, and made of so-called 
Japanese silk. When the first user of an um- 
brella walked the streets of London, even the 
Strand turned to look at him. Well, innovators 
always have trouble and we take off our hats 
to you, Frieda (second name deleted by censor). 
You are like Captain Cuttle, hero of Charles 
Dickens, fifty years ahead of time. If the 
present style stays, and, with all due respects 
to erudition, we hope it does, there will be a 
slight change in the method of acquiring the 
elementary characters. The optic nerve is 



The Leviathan is now on the home stretch in bringing back the soldiers scheduled 
for early sailing to good old U. S. A. 

much more capable of retaining an impression 
through interesting visualization than in any 
other way, and the brain then retains it. We 
have known illiterate men who learned in a 
wonderfully short time the two letters of the 
alphabet, "V" and ''0", through the foibles 
of fashion. Any changes in that fashion would, 
naturally, have a bad effect on education. 

Be a booster. Study astronomy and keep 
your eyes on the forty-eight stars that are 
emblematic of the faith, hope and charity of 

A sweet thing that answers to ''Mary" 
(T\''ith ancestors in Tipperary), 

Will slip you a wink 

And cause you to think 
That Marys are not all contrary. 

A red-headed guy by name Duffy, 
Long-legged but short-winded gets puffy. 

When with anxious brain. 

He runs for his train, 
And if he gets left he gets huffy. 

Vacation time is here and reminds us of the 
hobbies of our forces. V. R. Cherney intends 
to spend his vacation among the farmers 
up-state where fruit is grown. "Vints" be- 
lieves in the old adage that "an apple a day 
keeps the doctor away." F. J. Duffy takes 
his vacation in days — ^Wednesdays, to be exact. 
Well, that is a good idea, Wednesday has a 
kind of strenuous night. One of our Claim 
Department men has secured passes for some- 
where along the Rappahannock River, where 
he is going to study farming. "P>ed" says 
his friends there grow wheat, corn and other 
cereals, and raise swine and sheep. What 
stunts of agriculture he is going to learn that 
will be of any interest to him baffles us. Per- 
haps he can experiment in shearing sheep, 

herding swine or maybe in throwing the bull. 
We can hardly believe that he is going to Vir- 
ginia to learn the latter trick for, as fairly 
competent judges, we pronounce his ability 
in that line well over ninety-nine per cent. 
''Tad" says that such is life. 

"But never did Grecian trace, 
A nymph, a Naiad, or a Grace, 
Of lovelier form or finer face." 

We mentioned last month that the God of 
Hymen was working hard among us, and we 
find that he has pulled through one job already. 
James P. Dunne, of agent J. T. Gorman's force, 
has crossed his Rubicon. His pals are pretty 
sore at him, too. "Jim" used to practice with 
our peerless sextette and, on rehearsing at the 
home of one of the other members, broke the 
news with the proverbial ten-pound axe by say- 
ing one night as the Hoboken clock struck 
ten, "You single men can stay as late as you 
want to, but I am a married man." One of 
the party, a little fellow, reeled off his seat 
and were it not for the kindly first aid rendered 
by John Duffy, the news might have had fatal 
effects. At all events Frank Santagata is 
mighty sore, to use a colloquial phrase, for he 
used to boast that he would be the first to join 
the married men's club. 

"Music oh! how faint, how sweet, 
Language fades before thy spell." 

The acerbities of life are softened by music. 
It rings in unison where discord would otherwise 
prevail; it softens apathy into sympathy; it 
helps to make lifa worth living. To promote 
its w. k. charms, John Duffy, transfer clerk, 
formed the Bando six, a string orchestra. It 
was no easy task to accomplish. To pick out 
his comrades, judicious selection, or rather 
careful rejection, was required. Now, however, 
"Jim" Lynch, Isadore Cohen and John Duffy 
play the violin, Roger Rio, the piano, H. A. 


Stowby the banjourine and J. F. Wenier beats 
the drum, all together. They have played at 
several places and their kindly aid without 
remuneration was much appreciated during the 
Victory Loan drive. 

"Cowards die many times before their deaths, 
The valiant never taste of death but once." 

While stationed at Pier 21, East River, on 
the early morn of May 19, patrolman "Barney" 
Dozier saved the life of the only companion 
in this world of Captain Brown, of the Mallory 
Line lighter, ' 'Jack. ' ' This companion is a small 
white Pekinese dog, which no amount of cold 
cash could replace. While disporting himself 
on the deck of the lighter, the poor canine 
lost his balance and toppled overboard. To 
the rescue came our daredevil hero; disrobing 
at lightning speed, he flung himself into the 
stream, swam to where the terrified animal 
was and brought him ashore. 

Baltimore Division 

W. H. Tarr, Superintendent's Office, Camden 

Charles H. Pennell, Jr., L. P. -3 clerk, super- 
intendent's office, Camden, is spending the 
summer at his home, "Ellen Side," near 
Gwynn Oak. The boys are looking forward 
to paying "Bun" a visit. 

The Motive Power desk is fortunate in its 
selection of handsome young men. Attention 
is called especially to McConkey, Motive Power 
timekeeper, who is the best looking young man 
in the office and the most popular. It is no 
uncommon sight to see three or four young 
ladies (from Baileys) talking to "Mac" at the 
same time. He is single too. Look out» 
"Mac," next year is leap year. 

East ^ide 

The accompanying photograph shows our 
East Side office force at Philadelphia, viz., 
top row, left to right: Wilson Gamble, Eliza- 
beth Steel; second row, left to right: Morris 
Heitzer, William J. McMullen, William J. 
Scott, Joseph Collingsgrove, Alice M. Doyle, 
Joseph Grafton, Perry Moore, and James J. 
Smith; front row, left to right: Edward W. 
Reddington, Hugh A. Dietz, Gertrude Gallag- 
her, Helen G. Sentman, Sydney Jackson, and 
Herbert Held. 

Office force at East Side Philadelphia 



Sergeant J. Herbert Gochnauer 

Agent's Office, Camden 

Correspondent, W. H. Bull 

Our Y. M. C. A. campaign resulted in our 
obtaining twenty-eight new members. Freight 
agent Crossley was Lieutenant in station- 
master Magee's group. 

W. H. Pembroke, of the Cashier's Depart- 
ment, has returned to duty, after fourteen 
months' service in the Navy. He enlisted 
March 23, 1918, U. S. Naval Reserve force, as 
an apprentice seaman, and was stationed with 
the Supply Officer, District Bases and Patrols, 
Norfolk, Va. He was transferred to Naval 
Operating Base for training as deck oflScer in 
the Officer Material School, U. S. S. Panilico, 
graduating with the rank of Ensign, April 16, 
1919, and is now on inactive duty, subject to 
call. We are glad to welcome Mr. Pembroke 
back to the office. 

W. W. Caple, Oashier's Department, has a 
Victory Garden, which is now supplying rad- 
ishes in abundance. Some gardener, "Bill." 

Miss Mary Franklin, Cashier's Department, 
is wearing a solitaire. She won't tell us who 
he is, but we can make a pretty shrewd guess. 

The Salvation Army drive for the "down but 
not out" was successfully launched under the 
direction of agent Crossley as Captain, aided 
by H. J. Parker, A. E. Maiccr, F. Chambers, 
W. C. Ekin, N. L. TeitclbaiTm. L. H. Martyne 
took care of the platform force. It resulted 
in the collection of $69.00. Collections are 
still coming in. 

G. E. Kirscbnian, Accounting Department, 
has left John Hopkins Hospital and is slowly 
convalescing at his home. Wo hope wo may 
welcome him among us soon. 

F. D. Green, Cashier's Department, lost his 
only child, a boy eight years of age. Our 
hearts go out to him in his bereavement. 

Sergeant J. H. Gochnauer, whose picture is 
here shown, recently returned to duty in the 
Accounting Department. He enlisted in the 
Fourth Company of the Maryland Coast Ar- 
tillery^ Corps, August 4, 1917, later formed into 
the 117th Trench Mortar Battery. Mr. Goch- 
nauer was slightly gassed in June, 1918, and 
on his recovery was sent to a Replacement 
Camp at St. Aignan. He sailed from Mar- 
seilles on March 8, arriving in the United 
States March 25, and was finally discharged at 
Camp Meade, Maryland, on April 8. We are 
proud of your record, Herbert, and glad to 
welcome you back into the service. 

Office, Division Accountant 

On Saturday, May 10, B. E, Barger, divisional 
chairman of the Victory Loan Campaign of 
the Baltimore and Shenandoah Divisions, pre- 
sented to the Division Accountant's office the 
first Victory flag, an Industrial Honor Emblem 
awarded by the United States Treasury De- 
partment to those departments whose employes 
all subscribed to the loan. The Division 
Accountant's office has always gone a hundred 
per cent, and everyone is proud to be able to 
say that it took the first Victory flag awarded 
to the division in the recent campaign. 

Mount Clare Yard 

Locust Point and Curtis Bay may hkve trahi 
crews composed of men with many years of 
service to their credit, but we think Mount 
Clare Yard can go them one better. Competi- 
tion is cordially invited with respect to the 
crews shown below: 

"A" Yard 

G. A. Day, Conductor 32 Years 

A. Buckingham, Brakeman 37 " 

W. H. Miller, Brakeman 31 " 

A. S. Hyde, Engineer 33 " 

R. Myers, Fireman 17 " 

Total 150 " 

Oil Burner 

J. R. Roney, Conductor 38 Years 

W. Foster, Brakeman 30 

S. Greenwell, Brakeman -. . . . 23 " 

J. Bush, Engineer 34 " 

W. Duvall, Fireman 32 " 

Total T57 " 

"B" Yard 

J. M. Faherty, Conductor 30 Years 

J. F. Philips, Brakeman 23 " 

W. Dahl, Brakeman 19 " 

(;. VV. Cook, Engineer 34 " 

A. H. Lichtenberg, Fireman 18 " 

Total T24 " 



Gutter Crew 

W. T. Ijams, Conductor 22 Years 

J. H. Bugglen. Brakeman 22 " 

C. H. Deems, Brakeman 19 " 

W. F. Foster, Engineer 37 " 

C. A. Sales, Fireman " 

Total 121 " 

It is with deep sorrow that we report the 
death of the wife of delivery clerk M. M. Phelps, 
Mrs. Phelps has been a great sufTerer for a 
number of weeks, and her release from pain and 
call to the Higher Life came at one o'clock on 
Tuesday, Jime 3. She leaves behind her four 
little children, the eldest scarcely eight years 
old. Our sincere sympathies are extended to 
our co-worker and to the motherless children 
in this, their hour of trial. 

Washington D. C, Freight Station 

Correspondent, W. L. Whiting, Chief Clerk 

On Saturday, May 10, an interesting meeting 
was held in our office for the purpose of boosting 
the Efficiency Campaign, and, incidentally, to 
bring the Victory Loan more closely home 
to those who attended. 

The meeting was addressed by J. B. Warring- 
ton, terminal manager; J. L. Wilkes, superin- 
tendent Washington Terminal Railroad, and 
Edward Birch, chairman of the Efficiency 
Committee. The speakers were introduced by 
D. M. Fisher, freight agent. 

Superintendent Wilkes called the New York 
Avenue Freight Station a model station, and 
stated that we were privileged in being able to 
work under such advantageous conditions. He 
complimented Mr. Fisher on our efficient 
management, stating that he found the con- 
ditions here the best of any that he had in- 
spected. He called particular attention to 
the importance of railroad men and railroad 
principles in the carrying on of the Great War, 
emphasizing the fact that it is always to be 
remembered that it was Railroad Engineers 
who were first in the fight with the Hims. 

Terminal manager Warrington and chairman 
Birch spoke on Efi5c»ency, pointing out that it 
was the duty of everyone in the service to feel 
that his or her individual work was a vital part 
of the great system that would be necessary to 
accomplish the reconstruction of business in 
this critical time. 

At the conclusion of the meeting many came 
forward and signed subscription blanks for the 
Victory Loan. 

The speakers were enthusiastically received, 
and applause was frequent during the addresses. 

It is a pleasure to report the return to duty 
of our car record clerk, Karl D. Fox, after his 
attack of quinsy. 

Tallyman J. V. Alsop is at present confined 
to his home with appendicitis, but we hope to 
see him back at his old job soon. 

One of the big British "Tanks" which came 
to Washington in the interest of the Victory 
Loan, arrived at our freight yard, and was 
afterwards reshipped from here. While here 
it was an object of great interest to a great 
many people, because it was one of the tanks 
that were successful in breaking the famous 
"Hindenburg Line." 

Mount Clare Shops 

Correspondent, Miss Mildred Goetzixger 

Mount Clare "finished the job" as she always 
does, contributing ^145, 000 to the Victory 
Loan. The semaphore sho^^^l here was erected 
at the Arlington Avenue gate to indicate the 
results of each day's progress, and. of course, 
each day saw it rise higher until there was a 
clear way ahead for the Fifth Loan. 

Don't plan anything for Fridays, when you 
hear the young ladies from the Superintendent's 
office talking about playing tennis, because 
Jupiter Pluvius is sure to get in the game. 

L. Morgan, secretary to the superinten- 
dent, returned from Prance with the 313th 
and visited at Mount Clare on the day of his 



Our goal 1 



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How they recorded the progress of the Victory Loan 
at Mount Clare 



Car Foreman and Assistants at Mount Clare 

Mount Clare Welfare, Athletic and 
Pleasure Association 

Correspondent, L. A. Mogart 

At our regular meeting, held May 19, baseball 
was the business of importance. It was de- 
cided to form a Shop League with the winner to 
play the teams of the System for the champion- 

On May 29 another entertainment and dance 
was held at Lehmann's Hall with the largest 
crowd present that ever attended a welfare 
event. The surprise of the evening was be- 
tween the entertainment and dance when 100 
prizes were distributed by a drawing. 

On each pay day the Upholstering Shop is 
making a collection for the Ice and Milk Fund 
for Babies. Last pay day they turned in to 
the Sun office $3.40. Splendid, boys— keep it 

The group in the accompanying picture shows 
the car foreman and his assistants at Mount 
Clare as follows: Top row, left to right: W. D. 
Roehner, E. E. Heinekamp, T. P. Griffin, J. F. 
Ford, W. J. McCrea, B. W. Bruffey, F. J. 
Crockett, L. F. Lenhardt, D. J. Felska, F. J. 
Sobens. Bottom row: M. V. Pascal, W. F. 
Mahaney, Miss M. M. Leacy, R. Bucy and D. 

Mr. Pascal is chairman of the Welfare Com- 
mittee in the car yard and has a larger mem- 
bership on his book that any other committee- 
man at Mount Chirc. 

Baltimore Terminal Division 

Correspondent, Thomas J. O'Connell 

We are all gratified with the appointment of 
F. G. Hoskins as superintendent of the newly 
organized Baltimore Terminal Division, and 
wish him all success. We are sure that he will 
receive the cooperation of every employe on 
the division. 

J. W. Sparks, formerly assistant chief clerk 
in general superintendent's office, has been 
appointed chief clerk to superintendent. We 
wish you every kind of success, ''Jim." 

F. Rogers, car distributer, has been busy 
lately making special efforts to keep cars on 
hand for loading and send a good supply west 
for coal and grain loading. It makes him 
"sweat" in warm weather. 

The officers of the new Baltimore Terminal 
Division follow: 

Name Title 

Hoskins, F. G Superintendent. 

Neilson, W. E Assistant Superintendent. 

Hoddinott, W. T. R . Trainmaster. 

Biddison, Z. M Trainmaster (Night). 

Bloecher, Jr., T Division Engineer. 

Fritchey, F. W Master Mechanic. 

Gaither, R. F Assistant Trainmaster. 

McCabe, E. R. B. . . .Assistant Trainmaster. 

Hopkins, H. E Assistant Trainmaster. 

Johnson, E. C Assistant Trainmaster. 

iVLartin, H. B Assistant Trainmaster 




Mevers, J. H Assistant Trainmaster 


Hoffer, A. W Assistant Trainmaster 


Browning. F. R Foreman of Engines. 

Barrett, W. F Supervisor, 

Beall, W. G Supervisor — Belt Line. 

Crothers, J. L ^Master Carpenter. 

Buzzerd. J. P Signal Supervisor. 

Leahy, J. A Trainmaster (W.M.R.R.). 

Cumberland Division 


E. C. Drawbaugh, Division Operator 

Laura E. Lixgamfelter, Stenographer, Mainte- 
nance of Way Department. 

Official returns on the International Railroad 
Y. ]\I. C. A. campaign show that this division 
listed 1,113 members. 

' 'Admiral' ' Philip Petri and his aides mustered 
680 men and '"General" Thomas R. Stewart 
mobilized 433. The division went two men over 
its quota. 

The railroad Y. M. C. A. members have the 
privilege of visiting any association of that 
kind wherever their travels take them. 

The boys of the Hardman Shop have organ- 
ized a baseball team for the coming season 
with the following men: J. Vanzant, catcher; 
G. Shay, lb; W. Lyons, 2b; W. Hurkshaw, 3b; 
R. Skinner, ss; J. Skinner, rf; R. Tumley, cf; 

F. Hasseler, If; R.^Messenger, p; M. Helms, p; 
L. Wolfe, p. 

These men are all rounding into first class 
shape, especially the catcher, J. Vanzant, who 
has just returned from the Army after "catch- 
ing" the Germans. 

Remagen, Germany, April 29, 1919. 

Editor Baltimore and Ohio Employes 

Dear Sir — I was much pleased to receive 
recently a copy of our Magazine. I left the 
Company's service in May, 1918, to join the 
colors to fight for people's rights and to pro- 
tect humanity, the following being a brief 
accomit of my journeys: 

Leaving Cumberland, Alay 3, 1918, I went to 
Columbus Barracks, Ohio, ^lay 18, 1918; then 
to Camp ^NlacArthur, Texas, and, on July 25, to 
Camp ]\Ierritt, N. J., with Company G, 56th In- 
fantry, 7th Division. From Camp ]\Ierritt on 
August 3, arriving at Hoboken, N. J., and 
boarding the Leviathan, which landed us in 
France, at Brest, August 12, 1918. 

I joined the 4th Division, Company E, 47th 
Infantry, at Chambri-Court soon after and with 
them was present at St. Mihiel and at the 
Argonne-Meuse battle, having many narrow 
escapes and thrilling adventures. Was also in 
the reserve line when the Armistice was signed. 

After that our life was one long hike, many 
kilometers every day for a month and our 
way led us through the ruins of the Northern 
French towns, Alsace-Lorraine, Luxembourg, 
across the Moselle River into the Rhineland. 
The scenery en route was beautiful. I am now 
staying in the Rhine Hotel on Hamptstr^sse 
Street, Remagen on der Rhine, Germany. 

The Hoffman Hospital in Keyser 
(See Keyser Notes) 



Where was I employed? At Evitts Creek, 
Cumberland, Maryland. Three cheers for the 
Baltimore and Ohio. 

Yours truly, 
Private L. F. McKnight, 

Company E, 47th Infantry, 
A. P. O. 746, A. K F. 

Martinsburg Shops 

Correspondent, W. L. Stephens, Assistant 
Foreman, Martinsburg, W. Va. 

Home coming celebrations are the rage these 
days and no thought of a "Uniyersal Peace" or 
of any other world problem can dim the eager 
desire of the home folks to properly receive the 
returning soldier hosts. Our shop is not to be 
left in the background in this respect. 

Plans are being talked over and discussed as 
to how we can fittingly welcome our own boys 
when they arrive from ''Over There." 

Seventeen stars appear in the shop service- 
flag. Not all of these were able to get over, 
but those who did not go were ready and de- 
serve their share of the celebration. The boys 
who held down the job at home are eager to 
show their appreciation of the soldiers' sacri- 
fice and when the affair is finally staged it will 
be well done. 

Quite a sum has been raised to finance the 
reception, which will probably take place July 
4, when the citizens of Berkeley County are 
planning to hold a welcome for the home-coming 

Mrs. Eliza Wintermoyer, mother of super- 
visor J. Henry Wintermoyer, died at her home 
in this city. May 12, aged seventy-eight years. 
Death was due to the infirmities of advanced 
age. Mr. Wintermo,yer came on from Wheeling, 
where he is now located, and was at the bed- 
side of his mother before death came. Funeral 
services were conducted from the home. 

Thomas Seibert, car repairman, died at the 
City Hospital, May 15, after a few days' illness. 
"Tommy" had been injured under a car he was 
repairing and taken to the hospital, but pneu- 
monia developed, with fatal results. He had 
been in the employ of the Baltimore and Ohio 
for some years and was a popular workman. 
A widow and several children survive. The 
remains were laid to rest in Green Hill Cemetery, 
Sunday, May 18. A large number of Jr. O. U. 
A. M. and fellow carmen paid a last sad tribute 
to a suddenly broken fellowship. 


Correspondent, H. B. Kight, Ticket Clerk 

The picture on i)age 87 is of the Hoffman 
Hospital in Keyser. It is owned by Dr. C. S. 
Hoffman, our surgeon, and it is to this hospital 
that most of the men are taken when injured 

New Ash Hoist at Keyser 

on the road or at the shops. It was built in 
1903, and has a capacity for thirty patients and 
ten nurses. 

The following letter explains itself and shows 
that the work of G. E. Sirbaugh, one of our 
shop employes, in behalf of the Victory Loan, 
has been appreciated: 

May 9, 1919. 

Mr. Edward Sirbaugh, 

Keyser, W. Va. 

Dear Sir — Mineral County has been allotted 
seven of the medals cast by the Treasury De- 
partment from captured German caraion, which 
are to be awarded for patriotic service in be- 
half of the Liberty Loans and these medals 
have been forwarded to me with the request 
that I distribute them. 

I feel certain that no person in this county 
has done more active or effective work than you 
in behalf of all the Liberty Loans, and I take 
great pleasure in enclosing one of these medals, 
which I present to you in the name of Secretary 

It is my hope that this medal may be a 
constant reminder to you of the disinterested 
patriotic service which you rendered j-our 

With kindest personal regards, I am, 
Sincerely yours, 

R. A. Welch. 

Mrs. R. L. Biller, wife of assistant carpenter 
foreman, was operated on at Charles-Town, W. 
Va., a few days ago, and is reported as doing 

Patrick Rankin, brakeman, fell from his 
train at Bond recently and was painfully in- 
jured. He was rushed to the Hoffman Hospital 
at Keyser, and is coming aroimd nicely now. 

We are sorry to report that brakeman S. E. 
Knotts had his arm so badly injured at Hutton 
that amputation was necessary. 


Connellsville Division 


J. J. Ryland, Offire of Superintendent, Connells- 
ville, Pa. 

M. DeHuff, Manager of Telegraph Office, Con- 
nellsville, Pa. 

J. J. Brady, Office of Division Accountant, Con- 
nellsville, Pa. 

Among the returned soldiers who have re- 
sumed their former positions with the Company 
are Patrick Lohan, F. J. Cuneo, W. C. Richev, 
F. Sandusky, C. F. Malloy, A. Lingenfield, T. J. 
Niland, J. F. RiW, Robert King, A. AleCashin, 
E. J. O'Conner, J. R. Devers, J. J. Feally and 
L. W. Hutchinson, all of whom were warmly 
welcomed by their fellow emploj'es. 

The accompanying photograph is that of 
Western Union Lineman W. C. IMichaels of 
this division, who returned from France about 
the first of ]\Iarch, where he did his bit towards 
difeating the Hun by valuable service in the 
Signal Corps. He was overseas about thir- 
teen months and returned wearing a couple of 
wound stripes, the worst wound being received 
in the left hand. Although he has not made 
it generally kno\Mi, it has been learned that 
some day soon he will take unto himself a wife. 
Unfortunately we have been unable to ascer- 
tain the name of the lucky girl but we all wish 
him much happiness. When Mr. Michaels en- 
listed he weighed 140 povnds and when this 
photograph was taken he tipped the scales at 

W C. Michaels 


Our clerks held a large and uncommonlj' 
successful dance at the State Armory, Con- 
nellsville, on May 23. The Connellsville News, 
one of the most progressive papers of Western 
Pennsylvania, had this to say of the affair: 

''Decorations reminiscent of the 'Follies' 
were a feature of the successful dance given last 
evening by H. J. Blocker Lodge, No. 409, 
Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, in the State 
Armory. The dance was characterized as the 
'Victory Follies' and the ideas were well 
carried out. Captive toy balloons, well ar- 
ranged garlands of red and gold crepe paper, 
flowers and greens, vari-colored lamp shades, 
and handsomely decorated latticed alcoves 
combined to make the armory just about as 
pretty a sight as it has ever been. About 150 
couples attended the dance, many out-of-town 
people being included. Kiferle's ten-piece jazz 
orchestra provided a program of twenty-four 
late dance numbers, dancing being indulged in 
until two o'clock. The grand march was led by 
Sergeant Percy R. Sheetz and Howard E. 
Reppert, returned soldiers of the 28th Division. 
A buffet luncheon was served. The committee 
in charge was composed of H. J. Blocker, E. L. 
Martin, R. H. McClintock, G. Carr Sheetz, 
F. R. Port, P. A. Hueskins, and C. Ray Good- 
win, chairman." 

Our baseball team is now playing 'em all and 
winning every game. Other teams on our line 
are urged to line-up strong for games contem- 
plated with the local cracks. For games, 
address H. G. Fisher, care of division account- 
ant, Connellsville. 

The membership drive waged by the R? Iroad 
Y. M. C. A. for an increase of 150,000 members 
was successful at Connellsville, the local 
association going over the top by a comfortable 

Congratulations to secretary W. F. Under- 
wood, of the local "Y," on his election to the 
secretary-treasurership of the Connellsville 
Ministerial Association. 

During the illness of our honorable mayor, 
John Duggan, Sr., Coimcilman Roy W. Hoover, 
our efficient chief dispatcher, is quite capablj- 
discharging the rather onerous duties that 
attach to that great office and withal com- 
porting himself with as much dignity as your 
honorable mayor of any city of the country. 

Ray Goodwin and Earl Martin, local clerks, 
staged a large outing at Killarney Park on 
Decoration Day. A very large number of our 
employes and their friends attended and en- 
joyed a really delightful day. "Gus" Prinkey 
and his new kodak were busy the whole day, 
and "Gus" even snapped the track when the 
train was returning home just to see whether 
the darn thing still worked. 

Employes out on the division will confer a 
real favor by sending the correspondents some 
interesting items of employes and their doings. 



The accompanying photograph shows one of 
the teams participating in the Railroad Y. M. 
C. A. membership campaign, which closed May 
24. The speedy captain of this team, general 
yardmasterH. R. Humphrey, is shown kneeling 
in the center, his chief clerk, J. L. Marstellar 
to the left, and yardmaster H. C. Humbert to 
the right. Those standing, from left to right 
are: conductor E. C. Louden, conductor W. G. 
Keffer, conductor J. H. Bowman, brakeman 
R. R. Whipkey, brakeman A. Chapman and 
safety agent J. C. Morgan, of Pittsburgh, whose 
territory covers the Connellsville Division. 
The quota of this team was fifty members, but 
through the unceasing efforts of Captain Hum- 
phrey and his team they succeeded in getting 
100 members, or 200 per cent, of their quota, or 
one-fifth of the entire membership of 500, which 
was the goal in the drive. 

at Laughlin Jimction. In his death we lost 
one of the best liked officials that ever guided 
the destinies of our division. 

Mr. Barrett was born on November 30, 1864, 
and entered the service of the Baltimore and 
Ohio, January 20, 1890, as a train dispatcher 
at Garrett, Ind. He was promoted to chief 
dispatcher, August 1, 1891; made assistant 
trainmaster, April 1, 1901, and promoted to 
trainmaster of the Cleveland Division, with 
headquarters at Cleveland, on September 1, 
1903. Transferred to Garrett, Ind., in a similar 
capacity, April 1, 1906, he was promoted to 
superintendent of the Chicago Division, April 
1, 1910. On June 15, 1913, he was appointed 
trainmaster of our division, with headquarters 
at Pittsburgh, and later placed in charge of the 
Northern District, with headquarters at Butler. 
On September 16, 1918, Mr. Barrett was made 

This team got 200 per cent, of its quota during Y. M. C. A. Membership Week 

The ten teams at Connellsville were divided 
between the Army and Navy, five teams on 
each side, and although the Army side won by 
a close margin, Captain Humphrey feels proud 
of the good work done by his team. 

C. M. Stone, who has been reporting to the 
general manager, has accepted position as 
trainmaster at Grafton. 

Pittsburgh Division 

Correspondent, E. N. Faikgrieve, Car Dislri- 
huter, Office of General Superintendent. 

On May 8, T. W. Barrett, our terminal train- 
master, met an untimely end in the accident 
to B. R. & P. engine 379, when it was derailed 

supervisor of accidents of the Pennsylvania 
District, and from this position he was trans- 
ferred to the Pittsburgh Division as terminal 
trainmaster, continuing as such until his sudden 

The fimeral services were conducted from the 
residence of his son in Akron, Ohio, and the 
pall-bearers were selected from employes of the 
Firestone Rubber Company, fellow employes of 
Mr. Barrett's son. The folloAving representatives 
of the Railroad were honorary pall-bearers: 
Messrs: J. D. Beltz, J. L. Lowney, A. H. 
(iribbin, J. J. Downs, Thomas Masterson, VV. 
C. Neagle and T. F. Donahue. Many beautiful 
floral pieces were sent by the employes of the 
general superintendent's office, the superin- 
tendent's office and by the employes at Garrett, 
Ind. We mourn our loss and extend to the sor- 
rowing wife and family our heartfelt sympathy. 



R. W. Eves, Power Plant supervisor in the 
office of district superintendent maintenance of 
equipment, has returned to dutv after two 
weeks of the 'Tlu." 

Mrs. Naomi M. Hetzel, statistician in the 
office of the general superintendent, spent 
Memorial Da}^ visiting relatives at her home 
in Berkeley Springs. She looked fine upon 
her return and gave the natives a treat, in 
addition to consuming several loaves of good 
old home made bread and other luxuries inci- 
dent to a trip of this -nature. 

Messrs. Lamm and Angel, of Mr. SchmoU's 
office, journeyed to Connellsville recently to 
attend a dance given b}^ several employes of the 
Company at that point, and upon their return 
pronoimced them royal entertainers and pro- 
claimed Connellsville the Capital of the World. 

H. M. Davenport, the popular boiler clerk 
employed in the same office with Messrs. Lamm 
and Angel, and who has a reputation of being 
"some" ball player, came to work the other 
day looking as though he had been in a foot ball 
game. We do not like to state just what the 
cause was and suggest that you ask Harry. 

E. D. Jackson, formerly assistant division 
engineer at Pittsburgh, and later assistant 
engineer in Mr. Stimson's office, called on old 
friends on the Pittsburgh Division recently. 
Mr. Jackson is now general manager of the 
Chipman Chemical Engineering Company of 
New York City. 

Car inspector O. P. Dom has recently been 
promoted to car foreman at Demmler. He has 
inspected cars at almost every point on our divi- 
sion, and the boys hope that he will make good 
and assure him that he has their cooperation. 

The employes of the general and local offices 
enjoyed a half holiaay on the occasion of the 
return of the 15th Engineers and the 111th 
Infantry. The old town was gayly festooned 
and the returning heroes were given great 
ovations all along the line of march from Oak- 
land to the Northside. 

The excursion to Washington, D. C, run 
May 24, was one of the best handled ever con- 
ducted. That it was popular was proved by 
the fact that nearly 4,500 people took advantage 
of the low rates to visit the home of World 

During the recent tie-up of street cars, our 
people came to a stern realization of what it 
means to a large city to be paralyzed by a sus- 
pension of transportation. While 'Ta" Pitt 
and his children were making the most of the 
riderless occasion, the railroads responded 
nobly — our own road handling over fifty 
thousand passengers. 

Roy C. Fleck, chief clerk to the trainmaster 
at Glenwood, left on May 29 for an extended so- 
journ in Missouri. Some thought he was going 
to look up a good team of mules, but it is now 
intimated that the real attraction is a fair 
widow. Evidently lie will return a ''team" 
at an}^ price. 

W. D. Fitzgibbons, third trick operator at 
MK Tower, reports the arrival of a fine baby 
boy, June 4. Both mother and baby are doing 
well. Our congratulations and best wishes! 

Former Employe Wins Victorian Cross 

J. R, Brown, who left the service August 25, 
1915, to enlist in the United States Army, joined 
at Buffalo, N. Y. He was transferred to the 
Border, where he remained for a period of 
nine months. On January 1, 1917, he was 
commissioned first lieutenant and returned to 
Buffalo, from which point he was sent to France, 
remaining there until his division arrived. 

They went into action at Mt. Hamel. After a 
period at the front, Lieutenant Brown was 
transferred to Paris, where he attended school 
for three months, and was then sent to join the 
British Army. He spent some time in Egypt, 
was wounded in the arm while there, and, after 
his recovery, was sent to Italy, participating 
in one battle on the Italian front. He next 
was sent to the Argonne Forest and was in the 
fight at St. Quentin. 

Once, while standing between the second and 
third line trenches in the Argonne, a sergeant 
approached him stating he had 400 prisoners. 
As Brown turned to look he discovered he was 
standing beside them, with a German officer on 
his right. When Brown turned to make in- 
quiry as to where they had been captured, the 
German officer viciously jabbed his bayonet 
through Brown's right side, severing one of his 
ribs. As he arose, he grabbed a -machine gun 
nearby, and used it to advantage. Starting 
back to the clearing to have his wound dr» sed, 
a 5.9 shell dropped, killing his nine sergeants 
and throwing him into No Man's Land. When 
he fell he found himself in a large shell hole, full 
of dead Germans, and there he remained, help- 
less and with one arm severed, a bayonet wound 
and twenty-eight minor woimds, from 11 a. m. 
until about 8 o'clock that night, when assistance 
arrived. He was then sent to Liverpool, where 
he remained until the armistice was signed, 
when he returned to New York and was made 
a major. 

He was in the Ellis Island Hospital for two 
weeks and then was sent to Walter Reed Hospi- 
tal in Washington, D. C. Major Brown was 
also in Belgium, and while there found a little 
girl about seven 3^ears of age who had had both 
hands amputated. His heart was touched 
and he sent her to a hospital in Washington. 
Major Brown wears a Victorian Cross, the 
highest decoration given in the British Army, 
a Croix de Guerre and a Cross of Honor, but he 
values the friendship of the little Belgian 
orphan above all. 

Glenwood Shops 

Correspondent, Frank Rush 

Our old friend "Joe" Lamiing, boilermakcr, 
has at last taken unto himself a wife. Go to 
it, "Joe," and the best of luck to you. 



W. W. Bosworth 

W. W. Bosworth, whose picture is shown here, 
has just returned to work after serving about 
two years with the A. E. F, He is well known 
and liked about the shops and all were glad to 
see his smiling face once more and to hear some 
of his interesting tales about the Huns. 

T. C. Hopkins^, storekeeper, has been trans- 
ferred to Cumberland as assistant storekeeper. 
We wish "Tom" success. 

On April 23 a dance and reception was held 
on the balcony floor of our new shop. A num- 
ber of our officials were with us and the affair 
was successful in every respect. Approximately 
300 men, women and children were present, and 
credit is due the committeemen for the way in 
which they handled the program. Nireall's 
band furnished the music and refreshments 
were served. 

''Sam" Bearl, upholsterer, has been on the sick 
list for some time but it is hoped that he will 
be able to resume work shortly. 

Machinists John Jones, C. E. Erringer, John 
McKenna and boilcrmaker "Dick" Love spent 
several days in Baltimore recently. 

C. P. Kalbaugh, shop clerk at Glenwood, has 
recently returned to work after being absent 
for several weeks because of sickness. We 
arc glad to see him on the job and hope for com- 
pl(;te recovery quickly. 

Our stenographer, Miss l*]lizabeth Passmore, 
lias also just returned after being off duty for 
some time because of sickness. We are glad 
to have her with us again. 

We recently had a case in our car yard in 
which one of our cutters had a piece of iron fly 
and strike him. Fortunately his goggles were 
on and lie thus jirobably saved his eye. All 
(•iii|»loy('S should be careful lo use l lioir goggles 
w lirii doing dangerous work . 

Monongah Division 


Miss E. S. Jenkins, File Clerk, Grafton, W. Va. 

C. N. Mays, Chief Clerk io Division Accountant, 
Grafton, W. Va. 

C. F. Schroder, Operator, Grafton, W. Va. 

J. Lynch, Car Inspector, Fairmont, W. Va. 

H. F. Fariow, Operator, WD Tower, Fair- 
mont, W. Va. 

Divisional Safety Committee 

Pekmanent Members 

C. W. Van Horn Chairman, Superintendent 

B. Z. HoLVERSTOTT Assistant Superintendent 

J. NiLAND Gereral Yardmaster 

F. P. McGcuGH : Division Engineer 

W. B. PoRTERFiELD Master Mechanic 

C. F. DoTSON Road Foreman of Engines 

F. E. Ftjqua Division Operator 

C. A. SiNSEL Medical Examiner 

G. W. Hanway Captain of Police 

J. C. Martin Division Claim Agent 

W. S. Laswell Signal Supervisor 

C. B. Welch Storekeeper 

W. T. Hopke Master Carpenter 

Mrs. M. L. Hoffman Female Representative 

W. E. Clayton Secretary, Ass't Chief Clerk to 


Rotating Members 

T. D. CoNNELL Agent 

J. Maxwell Operator 

J. B. KiMMEL Foreman 

B. F. Daw ALT Supervisor 

E. L. Sayers Signal Repairman 

A. Bum GARDNER Foreman 

Clifford SI'ONE Passenger Engineer 

W. E. Wrick Freight Engineer 

S. E. Bragg Passpnger Fireman 

A. N. Campbell Freight Fireman 

M. L. Hickman Passenger Conductor 

J. A. LowTHER Freight Conductor 

P. Kelley Train Baggagemaster 

M. E. Newlon Yard Brakeman 

H. Breedlove Car Inspector 

F. M. Keane Locomotive Shop 

Z. Coffman Car Shop 

MLir^liali \VjL.|.U' 



H. B. A\ollohan. iic. 

h. and his helper. E. T. Miller, welding 
Engine 54, in the Gassaway Shops 

the frame of Coal and Coke 

Wheeling Division 

C. F. Miller, Office of Superintendent, Wheeling, 
W. Va. 

J. F. Alreed, Agent, Folsom, W. Va. 
John C. Lee, General Secretary, Y. M. C. A., 
Benwood Junction, W. Va. 

C. F. Miller, report clerk, Superintendent's 
office, has accepted a position in the General 
Yardmaster's office at Hollowa\', Ohio. His 
many friends wish him success in his new work. 

The picture on page 92 is of the late James 
Marshall Wabble, who entered the service 
of the Railroad in the spring of 1917, and, at 
the time of entering military service, was agent 
at Woodland, W. Va. ''Jim" went to Camp 
Greenleaf, Ga., in March, 1918; was trans- 
ferred to Camp Wadsworth, S. C, later to Camp 
Upton, N. Y., and from there was sent overseas 
in August, 1918. On November 29, 1918, at the 
age of twenty-two. he died in the Base Hospital 
No. 22, France, leaving to mourn his death, 
father, mother, two brothers, five sisters, and 
his many friends of the Baltimore and Ohio. 

Western Lines 

General Office 

Correspondent, W. A. Howell 

George Nagel, who has served Uncle Sam, 
has retiii-ned to his old position as file cl(M"k 

in Superintendent Maintenance of Equipment's 
office. Uncle Sam has treated his men well, 
as you can tell by looking at George, who has 
gained about twenty pounds. 

The boys are wondering why Wallace Bart- 
man, of the Federal Manager's office, visits 
Columbus so often. How about it, Wallace, 
what is the attraction? 

P. W. Elmore, formerly draftsman in District 
Engineer Maintenance of Way's office, has re- 
turned from France, and has been made assis- 
tant engineer in charge of surveys, in the Chief 
Engineer's office. Say, fellows, he has five 
French magazines that would hold your atten- 
tion for hours, just looking at the pictures. 

L. M. Cline, secretary to chief engineer, is 
the proud father of a seven-pound boy, born 
May 28. Good luck to you, Cline; we hope 
triplets will come next. 

Harry Davenport has accepted a position 
as draftsman in the Bridge Department, taking 
the place of Mr. Huxtable, who resigned to 
accept a position in his home town. 

The Chief Engineer's office and Engineer 
Maintenance of Way office have been consoli- 
dated, and E. G. Lane's jurisdiction was ex- 
tended over the Maintenance of Way Depart- 
ment, effective May 1, 1919. 

A. W. Knapp, formerly assistant file clerk in 
General Superintendent's office, has returned 
from camp and is now working as night clerk in 
Superintendent of Transportation's office. Wel- 
coMje home, Kna])p; yon look good fo us. 



Our General Office team has been organized 
and is going at a great 'dip. We haven't lost 
a game so far this season. In fact, out of the 
four games played, no rival team has scored 
more than two runs. Our players include: 
W. Rupp, B. H. Prinn, J. Rowe, J. Stroud, G. 
Nagel, L. Kerner, G. Reising, A. Seiter, A. W. 
Knapp, C. Forg, C. Bick, J. Shea and W. A. 
Howell. The last game before this issue went 
to press was with the Louisville and Nashville 
Railroad on May 25, and resulted viz.: 

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad 






C. Forg, c 





J. Rowe, cf 




W. A. Howell, 2b 





W. Rupp, p 




B. Prinn, lb 





A. Seiter, ss 





J. Stroud, If 




C. Bick, rf 




A. W. Knapp, 3b . 










Louisville and Nashville 







Kenealy, 2b 




Murphy, 3b 


Swimm, ss 




Grady, If 




Keal, c 



Harris, cf 



Walle, lb 



Drake, rf 



Rushing, p 











B. &(). R.R.. 1 




L, &N.R. R.. 



We would be glad to hear from any System 
team whose backers think they have a better 

The accompanying photograph is of Charles 
Enneking the 3d, son of C. F. Enneking of the 
Chief Engineer's office. He is some boy, only 
two and one-half years old and weighs thirty- 

four pounds. He is just the image of his dad 
and from the looks of this picture is going to 
be as big a sport; notice how he holds onto his 
little ''Ford." Here's hoping he'll be a rail- 
roader some day. 

Cincinnati Terminals 

Correspondent, W. E. Cochrane, Chief Clerk 
to Supe) visor of Terminals 

The employes at Storrs Repair Track have 
been trying to finish smoking cigars which were 
received from their fellow employes on the 
arrival of the stork at their homes. Among 
the new ''papas" are George Dishon, J. S. 
Mercer and H. I. Murray. 

We are glad to have our gang leader, L. R. 
Husman, back on the job again after his vaca- 
tion in Florida. 

Edward Lochtenfeldt has been discharged 
from the Engineer Corps after having served 
overseas for over one year, and is now back as 
yard switchman. 

Road foreman of engines, W. T. Darling, 
attended the International Railway Fuel 
Association convention, held at the Hotel 
Sherman, Chicago, from May 19 to May 22. 

M. V. Guard, our extra man, has just re- 
turned to the repair track after relieving I. W. 
Pitts at New Albany for a few days. 

The vacation season has again opened in the 
superintendent's office, "Joe" Beel, car dis- 
tributer and C. M. Harden, assistant chief clerk, 
being the first vacationists. They both showed 
every sign of having enjoyed themselves, and 
if the weather man treats us as nicely as he did 
them, we will all have a wonderful time. 

J. W. Stearns, ex-piece work inspector, has 
just purchased a new Ford and is making good 
use of it. Some think that if he keeps up at 
the rate he is now going, the Ford will start at 
four o'clock of its own accord to meet him at 
the repair track. 

Guy T. Arnold, has been discharged from tlie 
Army, having served overseas as brakeman, 
conductor, etc. Guy says that they do not 
observe the eight-hour law ''Over There" — 
just work until told to stop. He also states 
that they do not use the automatic block sys- 
tem in France. Everything runs one way, and 
chains are used for couplers. 

Robert Jennings, night chief clerk in the 
superintendent's office, recently spent a few 
days in New York City, where he met his 
brother-in-law, who just returned from service 

C. E. Burke, painter at Storrs, is spending 
:i few days at Flora, III., visiting relatives and 
old Hallitnorc! nnd Ohio men with whom li(> 
loi iiici l \' worked. 



George Albert Bachmann 

Here is Master George Albert Bachmann, 
only son of W. H. Bachmann, file clerk in the 
Superintendent's office. Master George is only 
eight months of age, but we sincerely hope that 
he will retain his charming smile through the 
coming years. 

Among the men lately returned from Uncle 
Sam's service is O. H. Royse, of the 136th 
Field Artillery. Oliver has some good stories 
to tell and fine souvenirs to show. 

W. J. Maloney, general chief yard clerk, 
nobly upheld the Baltimore and Ohio in the 
contests conducted at the recent picnic of the 
Combined Railroad Employes at Chester Park. 
He won both the tug of war and the fat men's 

George Longbottom has been discharged 
from the Army after one year overseas on 
French and American built railroads. 

J. F. Auberger, clerk at the Storrs Repair 
Track office, has gone in the chicken raising 
business. With only three hens, he has taken 
orders for about six dozen eggs per week. 

With the coming of warm weather, Miss 
Florence Darling, of the superintendent's 
office, has resumed her frequent visits to Sey- 
mour. We are curious to know i^ there is not 
some attraction other than the 'act that it is 
her former home. 

Miss Frieda Seurig, clerk in the local Car 
Record office, and her mother, recently visited 
Cleveland and New York. 

Yard clerk "Bill" Adrian has returned to 
work after being off sick for about seven 
months. His numerous friends were glad to 
see him. 

Miss Leafy Wiltse, of the Superintendent's 
office, spent her vacation in Marion, Ind., and 
Chattanooga, Tenn. 

Mrs. W. F, Cochrane and "Jack," wife and 
son of W. F. Cochrane, chief clerk to the super- 
intendent, have just returned from a visit to 
the Twin Cities, their former home, where they 
spent an enjoyable time with their friends and 

Elmwood Yard office extended a hearty 
welcome to John Wiethof, who recently re- 
turned from service with the A. E. F. 

W. H. Bachmann and wife, of the Superin- 
tendent's office, have just returned from a 
delightful trip to Atlantic City. They show 
the effects of the board-walk city. 

E. J. McGinnis and M. S. Mackenzie, clerks 
in the Car Record office, have just returned 
from their vacations, McGinnis having spent 
his at Buffalo, while Mackenzie viewed the 
skyscrapers of New York. 

The accompanying picture is of "Sam" 
Schooler, better known to his friends as 
"Bummer." He is ranked among the most 
cheerful of our yard conductors. 

"Sam" Schooler 



New Castle Division 

A. C. Harris, Assistant Chief Clerk to Superin- 
tendent, New Castle, Pa. 
P. W. Adams, Telegraph Operator 
O. C. Bedell, Telegraph Operator 

June finds us in a strenuous contest with the 
Chicago Division on a fuel saving campaign. 
Under the leadership of superintendent Stevens 
we are forming plans to show our friendly rivals 
how to save fuel if the subject is properly han- 
dled, and at the end of the month we feel that 
our figures will show that we have the goods. 

Wendell P. Ball has been transferred to our 
division as assistant division engineer in place 
of C. R. Adsit,who becomes assistant division 
engineer on the Toledo Division. Mr. Ball is 
no stranger to us as he served as rodman in 
the Division Engineer's office several years ago. 

The condition of C. O. Brown, division opera- 
tor, is serious and his friends sincerely regret 
that little hope is held out for his return to 

The Freight Claim Prevention Committee 
held their meeting at Akron, on June 2, with 
many visitors present. This movement is 
being enthusiastically received here and A. D. 
Griffith, supervising agent, and S. H. Rhoads, 
chairman of the committee, are both deter- 
mined to put us at the head of the list. Officials 
and agents are working in close harmony with 
the committee and considerable improvement 
is already noticeable. 

The Division Accountant's office started off 
on the usual round of summer picnics on Tuesday 
evening, June 10. While division accountant 
Groscup talks considerably of his eating ability, 
it is thought that several dark horses, namely, 
Herbst, Boyles and Wilfred Thomas, are also 
in the running. 

Baseball is receiving its share of attention 
at New Castle Junction, with the Division 
Accountant's and the Superintendent's offices 
contending fiercely for honors. While the 
Superintendent's office has so far been able to 
win a majority of the games played, on account 
of the excellent pitching of Morrissey and the 
stellar work at first base of "Johnny" Jackson, 
much more could be accomplished if someone 
could kidnap "Pete" McDowell, the star on 
the Division Accountant's team. The twilight 
I(!ague made its start during the week of Juno 
9 and with the Shop, Yard, Accounting 
Department and Transportation Department 
represented, some good games should result. 

The Youngstown Terminal team will give a 
dance at Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Crook Park, 
Youngstown, Ohio, on June 11, for the benefit 
of the newly organized baseball team. Hcbri- 
gle's orchestra will furnish the music, and at 
the rate tickets arc being sold, the boys will 

have a record breaking crowd. The boys hav o 
a capable manager in conductor "Al" Bates. 
On May 19, M. F. Murphy was elected captain of 
the team and W. W. Smith, treasurer. Termi- 
nal trainmaster Pyle is secretary and is doing 
much to encourage the boys. Efforts will be 
made to schedule games with any other Balti- 
more and Ohio teams. 

With the new track changes through the 
Haselton District, "CH" Tower has been 
moved across the track from the old location. 
The boys in this office seem to take kindly to 
their new home. 

R. E. Pyle, terminal trainmaster at Youngs- 
town, has transferred his office to the passenger 
station, in order that he can more conveniently 
handle business with the Youngstown patrons. 
The old location at Haselton was difficult and 
dangerous to reach and the new location gives 
him an office conveniently placed, as well as 
nicely equipped. 

Several of the young ladies from the Youngs- 
town freight office and the Haselton yard office 
spent the week end at the Y. W. C. A. "Happy 
Hollow Camp" near Youngstown and report 
having had a fine time. 

General yardmaster W. H. Yeager has re- 
turned to duty after a two weeks vacation, 
spent with relatives at Columbus. During 
the absence of Mr. Yeager, E. F. Fitch handled 
his work. 

A. C. Wilcox, first trick operator at "CH" 
Tower, is sporting a new Buick roadster. 

Haselton yard has the following general 
notice posted, "Oh, Look Girls, Get Busy. 
M. Fitzgerald, the popular bill clerk, is a 
bachelor, but confesses to not being averse to 
becoming 'annexed.' " 

W. W. McGaughey, chief clerk, recently 
returned from a two weeks' trip to the country. 
Brown as a berry and looking like a new man, 
he reports the country as the only place to 
spend a vacation. 

C. H. DeArment, former car distributer, 
now night yardmaster at DeForest Junction, 
is displaying a new smile every other day. 
While the twins are girls, he reports them the 
best ever and figures he is twice as lucky as 
most men. 

Newark Division 

W. E. Sachs, Chief Clerk, Newark, Ohio 
A. D. List, Newark (Ohio) Shops 

Zanesyille Reclamation Plant 

On the evening of May 14, C. E. Brennan, 
chief clerk to the superintendent of the Re- 
clamation, entertained a few of his Bal- 
timore and Ohio friends at a six o'clock dinner 


at the Francis Hotel at Nashport, Ohio. The 
party was composed of Miss Louise C. Ford, 
Miss G. A. Shoemaker, Miss E. A. Reeves, 
Miss Rose Mary Reeves, J. L. McCami, L. M. 
Yaest, F. M. Perry, W. E. Fuller, F. L. D. 
Ferrel and the host, C. E. Brennan. 

We are sorry to record that Mrs. E. W. 
Dewees, wife of the machine shop foreman at 
the Reclamation Plant, was taken to Bethesda 
Hospital on May 22 to be operated on for the 
fifth time. Her many Baltimore and Ohio 
friends extend their best wishes for a speedy 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. V. C. Derwacter of 
Blue Rock, Ohio, May 29, a son, William 
Francis. Mr. Derwacter is a skilled material 
man at our plant and his fellow employes extend 
heartiest congratulations. 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Stutes of Stone, 
Ohio, May 29, a daughter, Norma Pauline. 
Mr. Stutes is a machinist helper at the plant 
and his fellow employes rejoice with him. 

Taxi service for the recent wedding tour 
of Harry Hannan of the Reclamation Plant 
was furnished by Mahara, the contractor of 
Zanesville. The ''tour" all took place on Main 
Street on the back of a fiery tempered mule. 
He took the trip all alone, too, because you see 
"my wife stayed at home," according to the 
placard on his steed. Other placards read: 'T 
done went and done it, and now I'm paying for 
it" and "This is my last night abroad; I'm en- 
joying it great." 

Mr. Hannan made his matrimonial venture 
April 30, when Miss Bessie Smith of this city 
became his bride. His fellow workmen at the 
Baltimore and Ohio offices were responsible 
for the wedding "tour." 

Curtis A. Warner 
of our Akron office 


Cleveland Division 


H. Kline, Secretary to Superintendent, Cleve- 
land, Ohio 

Amy a. Ford, Clerk to Pilot Engineer, 621 Sloan 
Building, Cleveland, Ohio 


A birthday surprise party was held at the 
home of Miss Catherine Foley on Jime 2, where 
twelve young ladies enjoyed the evening. Miss 
Foley was presented with several pieces of 
white ivory, after which a light lunch was 

On June 1, a box of candy and cigars was 
received at the office and we learned that Miss 
Julia Hunt was tired of looking at Earl Knox 
and secured a husband, the lucky gentleman 
being Mr. Wilbert Wenger of Kenmore, Ohio. 
The wedding took place on May 29, at the home 
of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Wenger will reside 
at Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. 

Miss Alice Appleton has recently returned 
to her duties after an operation, which took 
place at Columbus City Hospital. 

On May 28, A. J. Messner advised the chief 
clerk that he was sick, but we have come to the 
conclusion that his disease was baseball fever. 

The employes at Akron wish to extend tWkir 
sympathy to Miss Sarah Jones and family in 
the loss of her sister. Miss May Jones. 

C. A. Stultz, formerly employed in Mr . 
Glessner's office in Baltimore, has been trans- 
ferred to Akron, where he will succeed Mr. Amey 
as claim investigator. We welcome him to 
our city, and extend our wishes for success. 

Do you know that Akron was the first city 
in the United States to have a complete motor- 
ized fire department; the first to have an auto- 
mobile police patrol and that it was made in 
Akron? And do you know that we think we 
have one of the best baseball teams on the 
System? Our first game was loosely played 
but easil}' won, as we trimmed the representa- 
tives of the A. C. & Y. Railroad by a score of 
34 to 8. Our team follows: Warner, third base; 
Swain, center field; Blank, first base; Freeman, 
shortstop; Connors, second base; Thomann, 
catcher; Gill, left field; Cecil, right field, and 
Brown, pitcher. 

Here is Curtis A. Warner of the Akron office, 
just returned from the military. He served 
nine months in the Medical Detachment at 
Camp Oglethorpe, Georgia. He is now em- 
ployed in the Milling and Transit Bureau, and 
is advancing rapidly. His motto is "Service." 




An umbrella is protection from other things than 
rain or sun 

Here is a portion of the Accounting Depart- 
ment at Akron, a close catch and, of course, 
some one always makes it bad for the other 
fellow. From left to right are: Miss Messner, 
revision clerk; Mr. Weaver, -correction clerk, 
and Miss Weurzer, statement clerk. 

Chicago Division 

Correspondent, O. V. Kincade, Assistant Chief 
Cleik to Superintendent 

A Freight Claim Prevention meeting was 
held in Library Hall, Garrett, on May 7. T. J. 
Rogers, chairman, tendered his resignation 
because of increased duties caused by the 
elimination of the positions of the assistant 
trainmasters on the division. Mr. Rogers has 
served as chairman since the inception of the 
committee on our division. J. W. Melone, 
division freight agent, Fostoria, Ohio, was 
unanimously chosen to succeed Mr. Rogers. 

John Kinsel, one of our oldest employes, died 
at his home at Fostoria on May 10. He was 
born in Posen, Germany, over seventy-one 
years ago, and came to America after the 
Franco-Prussian. War. He entered the employ 
of the Baltimore and Ohio in August, 1873, and 
in more recent years has been crossing watch- 
man at Findlay Street, Fostoria. He is sur- 
vived by his widow, one son and three brothers, 
who have our sincere sympathy. 

"Railroad" Jenkins Highly Praised 

On th(; Baltimore and (Jhio cii route to (Jhicngo. 
'i'o Whom it May Concern: 

It is a great pleasure to write a few words of 
praise for the si)lendid work done by Mr. R. R. 

Jenkins, while he was with the 13th Engineers 
in France. We cannot say enough to tell of the 
earnest work he has done. 

Our men all think the world of him and will 
stand by us in what we say. While he was 
unable to do all that he would like to have done, 
it was not his fault, but because the Y. M. C. A. 
was unable to obtain material and transporta- 
tion. His thought was always for the men and 
he worked unceasingly and without thought of 
himself, for them. 


Signed: W. S. Johnston, 

Captain, Company E, 13th Engineers. 

Signed: Harthisc Walker, 

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John A. Tellone 

Chicago Terminal 

Correspondent, W. E. Buckmaster 

The picture on page 100 is of John A. Tel- 
lone, who was born in Andretta, sixty miles 
east of Naples (Central Italy), on March 8, 
1886. He came to the United States in March, 
1903, entering our service on May 26, 1906. In 
August, 1910, he received a six months' fur- 
lough and journeyed back to Italy to visit his 
old parents. He th'Jn served in the Italian 
army for three months and was released on 
account of being transferred to the second 
category. He came back to the United States 
in 1911 and resumed his duty with the Company 
in charge of No. 1 elevator in the Grand Central 
Station. His many friends will be glad to see 
this picture of him. 

South Chicago 

Correspondent, Mrs. Bertha A. Phelps 

A few weeks ago Dr. E. J. Hughes, chief 
medical examiner on this division, while in the 
performance of his duties, had the misfortune 
to be run down by an automobile and was 
seriously injured. At last accounts he was in 
Mercy Hospital, where further examination of 
his injuries were to be made. We sincerely 
hope for his complete recovery at an early 

The picture at top of next page is of John, Jr., 
son of chief clerk John Hufton, of the agent's 
office, and shows the yoimgster as he appeared in 
the kindergarten band which played at an enter- 
tainment given by the students of the Univer- 
sity of Chicago a short time ago. That he 
should possess musical abilit}- is quite natural, 
as his mother is an accomplished pianist and his 
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Sergeant Joseph A. McGinty 

Here is the picture of Sergeant Joseph A. 
McGinty, who is in the Second Army Machine 
Gun and Small Arm Center in France. Mc- 
Ginty went to Camp Sherman on October 12, 
1917, and left in June, 1918, with the Ordnance 
Department. He was formerly a blacksmith 
in Chillicothe shops. 

"Buck" Boylan, former yard clerk, Wash- 
ington C. H., Ohio, who has been overseas 
with the 308th Ammunition Train, arrived home 
safely May 14, with his discharge, and will be 
back on his old job in a short time. 

Charles King, first trick operator, Mt. Ster- 
ling, Ohio, has invented a cattle guard which 
is being tested out on the Mt. Sterling section. 
From all reports it is a success, and Charles is 
receiving congratulations. 

We are sorry to announce the death of George 
Slavens, of Washington C. H., Ohio, who was 
patrolman at Midland City and, on April 30, 
was shot by a train rider. The deceased leaves 
two small children and a father and mother, 
to whom the division extends its sympathy. 

We again have with us machinist Walter 
Hyson, who has been in the army since June, 
1917, with the Engineer Forces in France. He 
is glad to be back with the Company, and things 
"sure look good to him" over here. 

William DeBord, pipe fitter, is wearing a 
wide smile over the arrival of a ten pound baby 

Our men in the Car Department were proud 
of being one hundred per cent, on the Fifth 
Liberty Loan. 

Firemen W. Oakes and L. G. Knost have 
resumed work after service overseas. 

A surprise came to all of us when the news 
leaked out that road foreman of engines John 
M. Mendcll, without saying a word as to hin 
intentions, slipf)od off to Indianapolis, whore 
he and .Miss Irma Swords embarked upon the 

sea of matrimony. During April, Mr. Mendell 
requested that his vacation period be started 
May 1. This is now explained. When the 
news first reached Chillicothe, all of us doubted, 
because the same report was made in the office 
some time ago, congratulations extended, and 
afterwards, it was found to be only a joke. 
This time, however, Mr. Mendell smilingly ad- 
mits it to be a fact. We tried to obtain a 
picture of the bride for publication in the 
Magazine, but were unsuccessful. We can 
assure our readers that Mr. Mendell's choice is 
very good, however. Congratulations, good 
luck, best wishes, etc., to you John. 

Looks like an epidemic struck the road fore- 
man of engines office at Chillicothe. First, 
former clerk Miss Eva Williams decided to 
wed, as previously announced; second, as above 
stated, Mr, Mendell got himself a wife, and 
last, but not least, road foreman Graf, not to 
be outdone, and having been married for the 
last eighteen years, bought a new Liberty 
automobile, and is busy learr^ing how to run it. 
On the first Simday after purchasing it, "Bill" 
invited trainmaster Mallen for a ride to 
"church" (?), but "Dick" valued his life too 
highly and refused the invitation until a later 

Indiana Division 

Correspondent, H. S. Adams, Chief Clerk to 
Superintendent, Seymour, Ind. 

The accompanying picture is of the three sons 
of passenger brakemanW''. J. Leeds, their names, 
from right to left, being, Wilbur, W^illiam and 

Wilbur Williflm and Carl Leeds, 



We continued to lead the procession at the 
close of the campaign. Our total subscrip- 
tions were $244,850, and while less in amount 
than Toledo and Chicago Divisions, from the 
standpoint of emplo3'es subscribing, we closed 
84.9 percent., against Toledo's 80.6 per cent., 
and Chicago's 78.2 per cent. 

M. J. Dugan. 
to dut}^ after 

Jr., boilermaker, has returned 
serving his country eighteen 

George Marning, boilermaker helper, is back 
after two years' service. He was shot through 
the left lung while in action. 

''Lew" Anderson, fireman, is again with us 
after eighteen months in France. He was 
wounded on the right side of his face by machine 
gLin bullet. It left an ugly scar but does not 
injure his good looks. 

It is beginning to look as if general foreman 
Horan is going to lose his stenographer as there 
is a young man from Washington who has worn 
out two card passes this year making his 
calls. He was up here last week and showed 
Miss Kaufman a grand time at the Street 

George Childers has moved his family from 
New Albany to Cincinnati because of having 
been transferred to main line. The people of 
New Albany are sorry to see George go, as he 
was well liked by all with whom he came in 
contact. . j 

J. E. Harmon, agent at New Albany, who is 
the heavj-weight of our division, celebrated his 
thirty-second year in the service on April 29. 
He entered the service of the O. & M. R'y at 
Louisville, Ky., Api'd 29, 1887, as waterboy. 

All the boys of the Claim Prevention Bureau 
say that, when it comes to eating, relief agent 
Hudson takes the cake. A' least it took several 
pieces at Louisville to satisfy him. 

We regret to amiounce the death of Ford Cox. 
conductor, age forty-six years, who was injured 
near Shoals, Indiana, on the afternoon of May 
23, when in charge of a crew unloading gravel. 
He was placed on train No. 2, to be conveyed 
to his home in Seymour, where he resided a 
number of j-ears, but expired before arrival. 
Mr. Cox entered our service as bridge watch- 
man in 1892, but went to train service in 1895, 
in which he continued. During these many 
years he so conducted himself that his recorci 
is almost perfect, there being but one reprimand 
because of a minor accident. He had one 
commendation on account of an unusually 
meritorious act. The imtimely call was quite 
a shock to his many friends and co-workers, 
and all feel very keenly the bereavement sus- 
tained by his wife and daughter. 

John C. Osterman, cashier, Seymour freight 
station, is receiving congratulations. It's a 

The Trained Man Wins 

In the railroad business it's the trained man 
who wins. Carrying hundreds of millions of 
passengers every year, it is absolutely necessary 
that the responsible positions in railroading be 
filled with none but the most highly trained 
men. Your advancement will depend largely 
on the thoroughness of your training. 

If you really want a better job and are willing 
to devote a little of your spare time to getting 
ready, the International Correspondence Schools 
can help you. More than two hundred of the 
railroad systems of the United States and Canada 
have indorsed the /. C. S. method of inst^. ction 
and recommended it to their employes. 

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Miss Jessie Taylor 

Illinois Division 

Correspondent, Omer T. Goff, Secretary to 
Superintendent, Flora, 111. 

The accompanying photograph is of Miss 
Jessie Taylor, motive power distribution clerk 
in the Division Accountant's office at Flora. 
Miss Taylor entered our service on May 7, 1917, 
and is considered one of the best clerks in the 
office. She is at home as a railroader, for her 
father, Sherman Taylor, is water station fore- 
man on our division. 

T. J. McCarthy, clerk in the superintendent's 
office at Flora, was absent from the office on 
April 11. He was visiting the Flora grade 
schools. In the spring a young man's fancy 
lightly turns to thoughts of music. He has 
gone as far as he can with his vocal lessons in 
Flora and is now taking vocal lessons by mail 
from an excellent instructor in Chicago. 

This should go in the ''Safety First Roll of 
Honor," but on account of lack of space we are 
compelled to print it elsewhere. Mrs. Carrie 
Johnson, clerk in the Division Accountant's 
office at Flora, is to be highly commended for 
saving the life of the chief dispatcher when a 
ladder slipped from under him in the stationery 
room and left him hanging to the ceiling by the 
little finger on his left hand. Mrs. Johnson 
gallantly moved the ladder so that he could 
find a good place to alight. "Sandy" should 
appreciate it. 

At 7. .'30 p. m., 'i'hursduy. May S, a meet ing of 
out Athletic Association was called to order by 
chairman W. S. Hopkins. Various subjects 


were discussed and the formalities of organizing 
a baseball team were completed. The follow- 
ing officers were elected: W. C. Deitz, mana- 
ger; O. T. Goff, secretary; W. S. Hopkins, 
treasurer and chairman. 

Manager Deitz promises us that we will have 
a winning team this year, and after the result of 
the first game we agree with him. Treasurer 
Hopkins says that he is going to show us some 
new ways of getting money to keep the team 
going, and he started by putting on a show at 
the Opera House at Flora, on which we cleared 
about $40.00. He will find other ways of raising 
money to insure a well filled treasury. 

The first game of the season was played on 
Decoration Day, when we crossed bats with 
the Moose Team at Flora, our boys winning by 
a score of 6 to 3. There was good playing by 
both sides. 

The accompanying photograph is of Sergeant 
P. V. Robards, night ticket clerk at Olney, 111. 
Mr. Robards entered our service at Olney on 
July 17, 1917, as baggagemaster, and was pro- 
moted to night ticket clerk, November 1, 1917, 
from which position he was furloughed for 
military service, April 27, 1918. He was sent 
to Camp Dix where, in a short time, was made 
supply sergeant and in October, 1918, was rnade 
first sergeant and about: the time the armistice 
was signed, supply sergeant-major. Sergeant 
Robards was discharged from military service 
on December 3, 1918, and is glad to get back to 
his old job. 

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Volume 7 


Number 4 


Contents Page Decoration E. A. English 3 

Prizes for No-Accident Campaign. July 15 to October 15, Western Lines, Dupli- 
cate Those Offered Employes of Eastern Lines in July Issue 4 

No-Accident Campaign Spreads to Western Lines 5 

Bring All Your "Pep" 6 

Eastern Lines Show Fine Progress for First Thirty-five Days of No-Accident Campaign. . . 7 

Monster Gun Throws Projectile Thirty Miles from Railway Mount ii 

Record Run by New Castle Division Crew A. C. Harris 12 

Our New Hospital Car at New Castle Junction Frank Dorsey, M. D. 13 

Railroad Veterans of Great War Urged to Join American Legion 15 

Pictorial Pages 16 

New Method of Motor Truck Loading O. S. Lewis 18 

Pleasing the Public 20 

Cincinnati Sees Test of New Smoke Eliminators and Believes W. F. Cochrane 21 

Alexander Layman, Representative Employe, New York Terminals Patrick Lucey 24 

Editorial 26 

As Seen by the Cartoonists 28 

Our Own Hall of Fame 30 

Letters of a Self-Made Failure Maurice Switzer 33 

June's'Social Activities 37 

Death of "Jesse" Neer, Late Division Passenger Agent, Springfield, Ohio, Mourned 

by Railroad Friends 41 

Advanced Program Assured Y. M. C. A. by Success of Membership Week 43 

Impressive Tribute Paid at Interment of Late Major McDonough 47 

It Takes Many Kinds of Genius to Run the Railroad P. H. Starklauf 49 

Are You Getting the Proper Exercise? 50 

Washington Information 51 

Easy and Practical Home Dressmaking Lessons 55 

f I Had to Pay the Claim Myself 58 

Railroad Makes Brave Show for Service Men of Martinsburg on Independence Day 59 

Safety Roll of Honor 61 

Among Ourselves 65 

Published monthly at Baltimore, Maryland, by the Employes of the Baltimore 
and Ohio Railroad to promote community of interest and greater efficiency. 
Contributions are welcomed from all employes. Manuscripts and photographs 
will be returned upon request. Please write on one side of the sheet only. 

Prizes for No- Accident Campaign^ July 15 to 
October 15, Western Lines, Duplicate 
Those Offered Employes of East- 
ern Lines in July Issue 

Federal Manager Begien has authorized the following prizes for the 
No-Accident Campaign now being conducted on the Western Lines: 


A flag of appropriate design will be awarded the winning division; a full 
description of this* will be published in the September issue of the MAGAZINE. 


The winners will be given a banquet, picnic or outing soon after the close 
of the campaign. The nature of this will depend somewhat on which is the 
winning division, the decision to be made by the division officials themselves. 
It is hoped, however, to make the celebration such as to enable as many of 
the winning employes as possible to participate. 


Three prizes of $25.00, $15.00 and $10.00 respectively, will be given for 
the best, second best and third best articles submitted to the Editor of the 

This competition is open to all employes on Western Lines. The track- 
man or section foreman has as much chance of winning a prize as the division 
engineer; the freight handler, as the agent; the trainman, as the trainmaster; 
the machinist, as the master mechanic; the clerk, as the superintendent. It 
is suggested that each employe who enters the competition treat the subject 
from the standpoint of his kind of work. This is not a condition of the 
contest, however. 

It is requested that wherever possible the articles submitted be typewritten, 
but employes not having typewriter facilities can submit in long hand. Write 
on one side of the sheet only, allowing plenty of space between lines. Do not 
place any evidence of authorship of article either on envelope in which article 
is mailed or on article itself. But with article enclose a blank envelope con- 
taining name, position and address of writer, and mark in plain letters on the 
envelope "WESTERN LINES." The authors of the articles will not be known, 
even to the judges, until the winning contributions have been decided upon. 

The following officials have consented to act as judges in the competition: 

J. B. Carothers, assistant to Federal Manager. 
E. G. Lane, chief engineer. 

G. D. Brooke, superintendent of Transportation. 

W. M. Malthaner, general master mechanic, Northwest District. 

The winning articles will be published in the MAGAZINE and contributions 
must be mailed to the Editor, Mount Royal Station, Baltimore, by October 25. 

No-Accident Campaign Spreads to 
Western Lines 

Federal Manager Begien Announces Drive from July 15 

to October 15 

LAST month we told of the begin- 
ning of the No-Accident Cam- 
paign on the Eastern Lines. 
^Now, ''East is West and West is 
East," for the Westerners have taken 
the bit in their teeth to make a drive on 
their accidents during the three months 
period of July 15 to October 15. This 
movement to reduce personal injuries 
and accidents, and to diminish the large 
economic waste caused by them is too 
good to be confined to any part of the 
Baltimore and Ohio. 

In announcing this campaign on . the 
Western Lines, Federal Manager Begien 
said in his letter of July 10 to general 
superintendents E. W. Scheer and F. B. 

With a view to quickening interest in SAFE- 
TY work, we ''vill inaugurate a No-Accident 
campaign to rim from July 15 to October 15. 

To accomplish the results desired we must 
have the highest quality of cooperation from 
all Departments. 

The trackmen must provide good track; the 
Locomotive Department, engines in shape to 
make successful runs; the Car Department must 
insure us against defective equipment. 

Train and enginemen must exert themselves 
to properly handle trains and observe every 
precaution to safeguard their trains. 

Yardmen must use the same degree of care 
to avoid causing injury to person or property. 

Conductors and trainmen are urged to keep 
in mind at all times the SAFETY of the 
passengers in their care and to use their best 
efforts to keep them from injury. 

Dispatchers' and operators' responsibility 
for safe dispatching and protection should ever 
be borne in mind. 

Station agents and their forces must do their 
share in seeing that freight is loaded carefully 
and properly. 

Crossing watchmen are urged to use the ut- 
most care in passing traffic over the railway 
and should, under no circumstances, take 

Shop emplo3'es will be expected to observe 
the rules which have been prescribed for their 

protection against accident. ''Take no chances" 
should be the slogan. Safety Committeemen 
should be particularly observant and secure the 
cooperation of their fellow employes to make 
this branch of the service show up favorably. 

Each officer and employe connected in the 
remotest way with the maintenance of track, 
structures or equipment, the operation of trains 
or handling of passengers or freight, is urged 
to measure his own individual responsibility 
and abstain from anv lapse or act that might 
imperil his own SAFETY, the SAFETY of 
others or the property entrusted to his care. 

To maintain a record so that we may know 
what is possible from intensive application. 
Superintendents will please make a daily report 
on form as per sample enclosed, mailing it to 
the undersigned, with a copy to 3'ou. Copy of 
tabulated results will be sent you. 

Please arrange for Division officers to con- 
vene their staffs and properly organize for a 
successful campaign, enlisting the support of 
officers in every branch of the service. They, 
in turn, should arrange local organization so 
that there will be thorough, consistent action 
all along the line. 

Particular care should be taken in the dis- 
tribution of posters, providing for the greatest 
possible publicity. Agents can assist in this 
by explaining to local Editors the object of 
the campaign — to secure greater interest in 
the SAFETY idea as a means of preventing 

At this writing two meetings have 
already been held in the interest of the 

The first was on Wednesday afternoon, 
July 16, when the officers and department 
heads at the Cincinnati Terminals met in 
the office of their superintendent, J. H. 
Meyers. Trainmaster R. B. Fitzpatrick 
presided, introducing John T. Broderick, 
superintendent, Safety and Welfare De- 
partment, who outlined the general pur- 
pose of the campaign. He especially 
emphasized the fact that SAFETY work, 



as generally understood for the purpose 
of reducing personal injuries, goes hand 
in hand with the No-Accident Campaign, 
the one being inseparable from the other; 
and that any special effort put forth to 
reduce careless practices results in the 
saving of both human and material re- 

At the second meeting at Ivorydale, 
about three hundred of the shop employes 
were present to hear Mr. Broderick launch 
the campaign there. They listened with 
keen interest to his exposition of how^ the 
No-Accident work was to be conducted. 

General superintendents F. B. Mitchell 
and E. W. Scheer expected to call employe 
meetings on their respective districts dur- 
ing the week of July 20. 

It will be seen that the general plans of 
the campaign on the Western Lines are 
similar to those obtaining on the Eastern 
Lines. The competitive method which, 
to date, has brought such success in the 
East, will enlist the keen spirit of rivalry 
for which the Westerners are noted. The 
remarkable progress made by some of the 

Eastern Divisions during the first twenty 
days of the campaign, as recounted in the 
preceding article in this issue, will be at 
the same time an encouragement and chal- 
lenge to greater results in the West. 

The Prize Contests 

In this connection it should be remem- 
bered that two sets of awards are being 
offered, one set for the divisional com- 
petition on the Eastern Lines, and one 
for the divisional competition on the 
Western Lines. In the Prize Contest for 
the best articles on ''How We Can Help 
in the No-Accident Campaign," the East- 
ern and Western Lines have their own 
respective officials for the judges. 

There is no formal competition between 
the two parts of the System. That is 
impossible if only because of the difference 
in the periods covered . But good n atured 
comparisons are sure to come. The cam- 
paign in the West will last slightly longer, 
but the boys in the East have stepped off 
at a fast pace. The question is, "Will 
they be headed?" 


Bring All Your "Pep" 

Bring all your "pep" to the job in reducing them. 
Accidents costly and dangerous to life; 
l-eave not a thing undone dangerous leaks to stem. 
This for the sake of your children and wife. 

I nto the breach where our enemy carelessness 
IVI akes a mad rout with destruction and pain ; 
On with your weapon of vigilant watchfulness. 
Reinforced strongly — each day will see gain. 
Enter with purpose your effort to concentrate. 

At the beginning and on to the end, 

Not one small defect to leave in the hands of fate; 

Down to the minimum Accidents send. 

On with the war on the enemy, foolish waste, 
Help every minute to put him to rout, 
I nto the good fight let every one now make haste, 
On to the Victory^let nobody dou])t. 

Eastern Lines Show Fine Progress for First 
Thirty-five Days of No-Accident 

Divisions Make Large Increases Gross Ton Miles 

per Accident 

T THIS writing it is possible to 
publish results on only the first 
thirty-five days' progress of the 
No-Accident Campaign on the 
Eastern Lines. But if the same ratio of 
decrease is maintained by all the divisions 
through to the end of the campaign, the 
record now being made will be considered 
one of the best in the history of the rail- 

The period from June 10 to July 14, 
inclusive, shows that the Connellsville 
Division has increased its gross ton 
mileage per accident, 585.5 per cent, over 
the same period of 1918. This is in the 
face of an actual reduction of gross ton 
miles for 1919, as compared with 1918, 
and is for thi-'o reason a particularly good 
showing. The rank of the other divi- 
sions on the same basis and for the same 
period was as follows: 

Second: Monongah. 

Third: East End, Baltimore. 

Fourth: West End, Cumberland. 

Fifth: Pittsburgh. 

Sixth: West End, Baltimore. 

Seventh: East End, Cumberland. 

Eighth: Ohio River. 

Ninth : W^heeling. 
To date it has been impossible to rank 
the Baltimore Terminal and Charleston 
Divisions, because a separate record of 
the gross ton miles made on these divi- 
sions w^as not kept up to June 30, 1918. 
Otherwise a complete record for available 
period appears on next page. 

New Agencies Enlisted to Help 

Officials and men are cooperating to 
make every day bring forth something 

tangible to help the good work along. 
Numerous conferences and meetings are 
being held, the newspapers published 
along the line of the Railroad are giving 
help with timely articles, and the assis- 
tance of the ministers in each community 
reached by our lines has been enHsted 
through the following self-explanatory 
letters : 

United States Railroad Administration 

Walker D. Hines, Director General of Railroads 

Baltimore, July 7, 1919. 

To All Agents: 

Enclosed yo i will find copies of' a letter 
intended for the ministers of your commi.mity, 
the subject of which is easily understood. You 
will please mail a copy of this letter in a neat 
envelope, addressed in ink, to each minister at 
your station. 

If it is possible for you to deliver the letter in 
person, please do so, and in the event that this 
cannot be done, send it by the first mail. 

Our reason for desiring you to give this 
matter your personal attention, is that many of 
you are in close touch with your local ministers, 
and we desire to place you in a position to 
bring as much influence as possible to enlist 
their support. 

The question of grade crossing accidents has 
become a most serious one, and if you will 
assist the railroad in directing an appeal to the 
local people, we are sure that much can be 
accomplished in saving human life. 

If there are any stations where there are no 
ministers located, please acknowledge receipt, 
giving such information. 

At stations where there are a number of 
churches located, it is desired that the letters 
be sent to the larger churches, regardless of 
the denomination. 

To obtain the desired results as soon as 
possible, it is important that you handle the 
matter with as much promptness as you can. 
Yours very truly, 

John T. Broderick, 
Superintendent, Safety and Welfare 









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Some Facts to Remember in 
the No-Accident Campaign 

Anything that helps the Railroad helps us. 

Anything that injures the Railroad can't 
help us. 

Waste of Life, Limb and Property hurts 

We have a serious accident every day. 

The Waste of Life and Property in these 
accidents is appalling. 

Today it may be you, and if it comes and 
you have time left to think, remember that 
some one failed. 

The Remedy is Simple: Go to work with 
this determination: "What I do today I 
will do right." 

This applies to everyone from the waterboy to 
the undersigned, and in every department. 

The big majority do this, but if we can 
increase the number who do, we can cut 
our insurance rates, give the Claim Agent a 
vacation, and restore the dividend on the 
Baltimore and Ohio. 

General Manager, Eastern Lines 



United States Railroad Administration 

Walker D. Hines, Director General of Railroads 

Baltimore and Ohio R. R. Western Maryland R. R. 

Eastern Lines Cumberland Valley R. R. 

Coal & Coke R. R. Cumberland & Pennsylvania 
Wheeling Terminal R. R. R. R. 

John T. Broderick, 

Superintendent Safety and Welfare Dept. 

Baltimore, Md., July 10, 1919. 

Reverend Dear Sir: 

As an observer of current events, you have 
no doubt had frequent occasion to note the 
alarming number of people who are annually 
killed or injured while driving automobiles over 
railroad crossings. 

Our Federal Manager, Mr. C. W. Galloway, 
and other officers have felt much concerned 
over these distressing occurrences. They have 
been able to be of material assistance in spread- 
ing the doctrine of Safety and Caution among 
our own employes through the educational work 
of our Safety Department. We have found it 
rather difficult, however, to reach many people 
in a way direct enough to bring them to a 
realization of the loss of life which is caused by 

We have concluded that it would be safely 
within the lines of propriety and consistent with 
the humane policies of our ministry to ask their 
assistance, and I hope you will agree with me. 

Our tests and observations covering a number 
of years have been given close analysis, and we 
are fully convinced that, if the drivers of auto- 
mobiles will only abide by the simple rule, 
"Stop, Look and Listen," before crossing a 
railroad track, nearly, if not all, of the acci- 
dents can be avoided. 

The reasons are obvious, and I do not feel 
that it is necessary for ine to elaborate on them. 

The exigencies of war have impressed upon 
us many things, among them, the value of life 
and its conservation. An evil practice, which 
is daily costing human life, making widows and 
orphans, and resulting in untold suffering, 
should be combatted with the thought and 
argument of the foremost leaders in each com- 

We, therefore, ask your cooperation in this 
matter, and if the suggestion meets with your 
approval, we request that you refer to the 
matter in one of your sermons in the near future. 
A reply from you upon this subject, stating if 
we can expect you to help us in this humani- 
tarian work, will be appreciated. 

With mucli respect, believe me. 

Sincerely yours, 
(Signed) John T. Broderick. 

The race is still wide open and although 
the Connellsvilk^ Division lias gotten off 
to a good lead, there is ample opportunity 
for other divisions to put on additional 
steam and give early indications of dis- 
I)uting first place. The winning division 

will be the one which sticks close to its 
job on through the dog days of August 
and maintains the high spirit of enthu- 
siasm with which the campaign was 

As I See the No-Accident Game 

By M. H. Cahill 

General Superintendent, Maryland District 

"General Superintendent's office, 
Cahill speaking," I answer. 

''Hello, Mr. Cahill, this is the 

editor of the Magazine. Won't you 
give me a special message on the No- 
Accident Campaign for the men of your 
district? I want it for the August issue. 
Just tell me what you are doing to land 
that winning pennant." 

So it looks as if it was up to me and I 

''Personally I am not doing anything, 
Mr. Ed. However, I have teams with 
two of the best captains one could find 
in a month's travel, and they have select- 
ed the best players in the market. It is 
really a pleasure to watch these teams 
play. They make home runs every game, 
and those modest captains merely smile 
and say 'Don't worry about us; we know 
our players; they will bring home the 
bunting. ' 

"Why should I annoy them with sug- 
gestions as long as the ball keeps going 
over the fence? A wise manager does 
not tell his captains what will happen 
to them if they do not make safe hits; 
he merely pats them on the shoulder 
and says 'Go ahead, John, I know you 
can do it;' or 'Use your own judg- 
ment, "Bob;" it is usually better than 
mine. ' 

"A man who is made of winning mate- 
rial, no matter what happens, always 
wins out. He is not afraid of being 
beaten. An occasional failure merely 
stimulates the fellow with the winning 
spirit. You cannot discourage this type. 
This is the material my captains are made 
of. Why should I worry, Mr. Ed.? How 
can I lose?" 

Monster Gun Throws Projectile Thirty Miles 
from Railway Mount 

HE accompanying photographs 
[ 1 j show the gun exhibit of the 
■Hn Baldwin Locomotive Company 
^■^^ at the recent Master Car Builders' 
Convention at Atlantic City. These 
gun mounts were built for the United 
States Navy, and it was through the 
courtesy of the Navy that the Baldwin 
Company was enabled to exhibit them. 

The large gun is a fourteen-inch Navy 
rifle, fifty calibers in length. The mount 
is carried on four trucks having five pairs 
of wheels each, or a total of forty wheels. 
It can be transferred from place to place 
over any standard gauge railroad track, 
having sufficient strength and clearance 
limits, and is accompanied by a train of 
supply, commissary and living cars for 
the gun crew. This mount is an im- 

provement over a number which were 
built during the war, and were success- 
fully used in action against the German 
lines for several weeks previous to the 
signing of the armistice. In these earlier 
equipments it was necessary, when firing 
at high angles, to transfer the weight of 
the gun from the mount to a separate 
foundation, in order to absorb the shock 
and provide room for the recoil. With 
the new design, however, the gun can be 
fired at high angles direct from the rail- 
way mount. The maximum effective 
range is about thirty miles. 

The smaller gun mount carries a seven- 
inch rifle, and is what is know^n as the 
"Caterpillar" type. It has broad cater- 
pillar treads similar to those used on 
tractors which are designed fcft service 

So marvelous in strength and adjustment is the recoil mechanism of this fourteen inch navy gun that 
it can be fired from its own trucks on railroad tracks 




A seven inch rifle on "caterpillar" type mount 

on rough roads and soft soil. These 
guns can thus be hauled over ground 
where it would be difficult, if not impossi- 

ble, to build a railroad track. In the 
field, they are transported by means of 
tractors of 120 horse-power. 

Record Run by New Castle Division Crew 

On May 31, engine 5030, train No. 5, with 8 cars, handled by engineer 
" Ed " Murphy and fireman W. F. Beinecke, was handled from New Castle 
Junction to Willard, a distance of 1 49 miles, with 355 scoops of coal. These 
scoops average about 14 pounds each, bringing the coal consumption to 
4,970 pounds for the run, or an average of 4.2 pounds of coal per car mile. 

On the following date, June 1 , the same engine in charge of the same 
crew, on No. 8, handled 8 cars from Willard to Akron and 9 cars from Akron 
Junction to New Castle Junction. They made the trip with 367 scoops of 
coal, 5,138 pounds for the trip, or 4.1 pounds per car mile. 

No. 5 made 5 stops, reduced speed at 6 points and made one stop for 
water. On June 1 , No. 8 made 6 stops, observed slow orders at 6 points and 
made one stop for water. The fire was in good condition at the end of both 
runs with two solid gauges of water in the boiler. The grates were not 
shaken, the hook was not used, nor did the engine pop during the entire trip. 
The steam pressure at no time varied more than 1 5 pounds. 

The crew in charge of this engine had no advance notice that any test 
was going to be made, and we feel that this is a record for the Baltimore and 

Messrs. Murphy and Beinecke are to be congratulated on their excellent 
showing. They have made a mark that will be hard to beat. 

A. C. Harris. 

Asaislanl Chief Clerk to Superintendent and Magazine Correspondent. 

Our New Hospital Car at New Castle 


By Frank Dorsey, M. D. 

Relief Department 

r iN account of the long run for the 
[ \J J ambulance from New Castle to 
Ffflffll New Castle Junction, a distance 
of about three and one-half miles, 
and there being practically no facihties 
for caring for injured employes at the 
Junction, it was deemed advisable to 
place a hospital car at that point. It 
was at first planned to have an emer- 
gency hospital, but no suitable location 
could be found. 

The hospital car is placed on a side 
track near the station and when an acci- 
dent occurs requiring an ambulance, an 

engine is attached to the hospital car 
and the patient taken to Gardner Avenue, 
New Castle, where car is met by the ambu- 
lance. This requires but a short time, 
and in the meantime the patient is made 
as comfortable as possible in the car, 
which is equipped for his comfort as well 
as with the necessary suppHes for any 
first aid that may be required. This car 
is kept warm with steam at all times. It 
is equipped with two stretchers and the 
stretcher holders, two couches, a table, 
a cupboard for necessary bandages, gauze, 
iodine, aromatic spirits of ammoma, soda, 

The interior of the car, showing First Aid requisites 




An engine is coupled to the car for quick transportation of patient to hospital 
in New Castle 

sterilizer, etc., a water tank and gas for 
a burner. 

Folding steps are kept inside of the car, 
and when necessary can be let down to 
the ground from a side door. There is a 
thoroughly trained first aid corps selected 
from competent men on both the day and 
night force, and when an accident occurs 

they immediately take charge of the 
patient and accompany him to the car, 
rendering what first aid is necessary until 
he is placed in the ambulance at Gardner 
Avenue. The employes of New Castle 
are very grateful to the Company for 
placing the car here and its praises can be 
heard on every hand. 

Never Spit into the Reservoir 

To avoid sores and other forms of infection, operators using 
cutting oils or compounds should be careful to — 

Wash thoroughly. 

Protect scratches, cuts or open wounds from the oil or 

Avoid wearing oil or compound soaked clothing. 

Railroad Veterans of Great War Urged 
to Join American Legion 

WiHO is not thrilled by the sij^ht 
of the aged veterans of the Civil 
War on parade on their Memorial 
Days? Who, as they march by 
with faltering but determined step, does 
not breathe a silent prayer of thanks- 
giving for their devotion and sacrifice? 
It makes no difference whether we were 
supporters of the North or the South— 
the sight of the men in Blue or Gray 
fills us anew with the spirit of patriotism. 
We honor them for their support of the 
cause that they thought right and are 
grateful that their struggles recreated 
an undivided country. 

The American Legion now being 
formed will mean the same thing to the 
veterans of the Great War as have the 
Federal and Confederate Posts to the 
veterans of the Civil War. But it will 
mean vastly more because it will be the 
perpetuation of the ideals and memories 
of the four million sons who went out 
to do battle on foreign soil for the prin- 
ciples of a United Nation. The Blue 
or Gray Divisions of the Civil War have 
been supplanted by the Blue and Gray 
cohorts of the Great War! 

Baltimore and Ohio men who were 
fortunate enough to serve their country 
are urged to affiliate with this organiza- 
tion. The forming of a Local Post may 
not have been started in your vicinity. 
If it has, don't let another meeting go 
by without joining your comrades and 
enunciating once more your red-blooded 
Americanism. If it has not, write to 
the National Executive Committee of 
the Legion at 19 West 44th Street, 
New York, and ask what steps you can 
take towards the organization of your 

The preliminary meeting of the Legion 
in St. Louis on May 8, 9 and 10 set forth 
the following principles of the organiza- 
tion : 


1. It is non-partisan. 

2. It knows no distinction of rank 
or service. 

3. It is a civilian organization. 


1 . To uphold and defend the Con- 
stitution of the United States. 

2. To foster and perpetuate 100 
per cent. Americanism. 

3. To safeguard and transmit to 
posterity the principles of Justice, 
Freedom and Democracy. 

4. To consecrate and sanctify our 
comradeship by our devotion to 
mutual helpfulness. 

Immediate Program 

1 . Organization of State branches 
and local posts. 

2. Cooperation with the Govern- 
ment and other existing agencies to 
find employment for ex-service men. 

3. Assistance to ex-service men 
in matters of War Risk Insurance, 
Lilierty bonds, allowances, compen- 
sation and service pay. 

4. Publication of weekly maga- 
zine, The American Legion Weekly. 
This organization work is progressing 

rapidlj^ and it is expected that at least 
one million ex-service men will be en- 
rolled as members prior to the National 
Convention, which will meet at Minneap- 
olis on November 10, 11 and 12 to 
effect the permanent organization of 
the Legion. 

A Traveling Workshop on Canadian Corps Tramways 
Instead of the tractor, when broi<en down, being towed to a workshop, the workshop goes to the casualty. 

Offuial Fnnrh I'lwtograph, Copyright Und ni'„,i A U ml r >r lo.l , \\w York 

Yanks on Leave in the l->ench Alps 
A party of Ameiic.'in soldiers are here show 1 starting out for a day's oufing on Mount Rennrd in the French 
Alps. Note type of railroad car and engine. 

Copyright, Underwood & Underwood , New York 

Richborough's Train Ferry— A War Wonder— Revealed for the First Time 
Along with the other British Naval Mysteries of the War which startled the world when they were first 
revealed, comes this one of Richborough's Train Ferry. It is to this innocent looking vessel that the splendid 
work in the transportation of troops and vast quantities of material, during tha war, is partly due. This photo- 
graph shows the Train Ferry in its berth on the English coast, unloading and re-loading, a feat which it accom- 
plishes in nineteen minutes. 


New Method of Motor Truck Loading 

Garf ord Motor Truck Company Saving Freight Charges and Space 

By O. S. Lewis 

General Freight Agent, Cincinnati 

§^ylN THE interest of conservation 
1 of equipment, about which much 
r^^S has been said during the past 
' two years, attention is frequently 
called to the effort put forth by the 
shipping pubhc to assist the carriers in 
securing greater car efficiency. It has 
been found that in many cases heavier 
loading not only secures better transpor- 

tation but proves to be an economical 
practice to the shipper. Therefore, a 
careful study has been given the matter 
by some of the traffic departments of 
the larger industries. 

The Garford Motor Truck Co., Lima, 
Ohio, who are large shippers of auto 
trucks, have adopted a new plan of load- 
ing, which has not only increased the 

I'htur.' Micjwirig lVt;iil of "IJ" Bolt Decking 




Upper ^nd Lower Berths for the Trucks — Their Close Fellowship Reduces the Cost 

efficiency of car loading one hundred 
per cent, but has also resulted in a net 
saving of from five to fifty dollars per 
car in the expense of loading and 

Originally they required either a flat 
or drop-end gondola and loaded one 
truck in a 36 ft. car, or two in a 40 ft. car. 
Occasionally a platform was built per- 
mitting the loading of the third truck 
by double-decking or tiering. Under the 
new method, of loading, the upper truck 
is run over the body of the lower, and the 
two lowers being placed end to end with 
the two upper trucks resting on their bod- 
ies, with rear wheels removed from the 
two upper trucks and the front wheels 
securely braced. 

Through the courtesy of the Garford 
people the accompanying photographs 
show the present plan which they have 

What this means to the shipper is 
explained by Mr. J. M. Case, the Adver- 
tising Manager of this Company, in the 
following statements : 

'^Our Traffic Department has checked 
this matter up very carefully and finds 
that when loading by the old method 
or, in other words, when it was necessary 
to build a platform, the cost of labor and 
material amounted to approximately 
$20.00. By this new manner, namely, 
by decking with ' U ' bolts, the labor and 
material cost is cut twenty-five per cent., 

or down to $15.00. This nets a saving 
of $5.00 on blocking alone. 

''Gondolas, flat cars or box cars can 
be used with this new method equally 

''The weight of dunnage which is 
charged for by the Railroad Company 
on this new method is 300 pou \ds while 
the charge on the old method is 1800 
pounds. This gives us a saving of dead 
weight amounting to 1500 pounds. 

"The photographs show a shipment 
which was sent to Portland, Oregon, 
and the rate was $3.25 per cwt. Right 
in this particular instance we showed a 
saving in freight of almost $50.00 

"Another worth while advantage is 
that our trucks, when shipped by this 
new method, can be unloaded very 
quickly. All that is necessary to accom- 
plish this with a considerable saving of 
time is to run them down an incline 
platform and drive them to their desti- 

"When that point is reached, the top 
truck, the one that is being carried, can 
be taken off with a hoist, making it 
unnecessary to use the railroad crane. 

"Another point worthy of mention 
is the fact that this new manner of load- 
ing is really much safer than the old as 
there is no danger of the trucks loosening 
up and running wild in the car." 

Other shippers may find it to their 
advantage to follow the above example. 



The New Method Saved Almost Fifty Dollars on this One Shipment 
(See preceding page) 

Pleasing the Public 

Agent Hall, of Jessup, Md., Wins Commendation 

Headquarters 154 Depot Brigade 
Camp Meade. Md. 

Mr. Walker D. Hines. U. S. R. R. A., 

Bureau for Suggestions and Complaints, 

Washington, D. C. 

Dear Sir: 

I wish to bring to your attention a little act by one who has a good 
many similar acts to his credit, and which, if possible, should be rewarded. 
You have a station agent in W. L. Hall, stationed at Jessup, Md., who, 
through his unfailing courtesy and likeable personality, has won the atten- 
tion of all the residents throughout this section, and who, through his close 
application to business, can always be depended upon. 

In this particular case my wife was to proceed to Montgomery, Ala- 
bama. As you know, they have no Pullman accommodations on sale at 
your small way stations, but Mr. Hall went to Washington and secured 
railroad and Pullman accommodations for her so that she could check her 
baggage and not have to bother about anything until she alighted from 
her train at her destination, even though, at this time, he was sick with a 
bad case of the Flu. It is just such things as this that make him so appre- 
ciated throughout the community and I hope that whatever word of com- 
mendation I may be able to give him will, upon investigation, seem justi- 
fied in your eyes. 

Yours very truly, 


Captain, Infantry, U. S. A. 

Cincinnati Sees Test of New Smoke 
Eliminators and Believes 

By W. F. Cochrane 

Chief Clerk to Superintendent Terminals, Cincinnati 

H PICTURESQUE setting was 
given to a recent smoke elimina- 
tion test held in Cincinnati, by 
the presence of chairman Zoe 
Fleming Dunlap and Mrs. Silas Brown 
of the Women's City Club Smoke Abate- 
ment Committee. It was the occasion 
of the testing of a new system of smoke 
eliminators and, as may be seen in the 
accompanying pictures, our visiting in- 
vestigators seem thoroughly to enjoy 
their introduction to practical railroading. 

Walter Darling, road foreman of en- 
gines, took charge of the throttle of 
locomotive 1584 at Eighth Street, while 
the regular commander of that huge 
machine, engineer Peter Schuetz, loaded 
up the firebox with five times as much 
coal as was needed. The result was a 
cloud of smoke from the green fire, a 
cloud that shrouded the neighborhood 
in a fog. Then — Presto! The jet sys- 
tem, as devised by J. M. Shay, master 
n>echanic, went into action and the 



black plumes of smoke were cut off as a 
seamstress might cut a ribbon. 

The test made on engine 1584 was not 
so much to demonstrate the coal saving 
features of the apparatus, as it was to 
demonstrate to the city authorities that 
the railroads are behind and cooperating 
with them closely with a view to eUminat- 
ing black smoke. 

The engine cab was "prettily decorated" for 
the occasion 

The material used to make the appa- 
ratus, as put up by Mr. Shay, master 
mechanic, is as follows: 5 ft. Y^" pipe, 
5 ft. Yi' pipe, 1 scrap reservoir, 1 Y^" 
second-hand valve, 1 Yi' globe valve. 

This appliance consists of an extra 
reservoir attached to the main reservoir 
with a Y%" pip®, with reducer to yg- of 
an inch. This reducer is used so that 
when the appliance is working it cannot 
draw sufficient air from the main reser- 
voir to in any way retard the worldng 
of the air brakes. From the reservoir 
there is Yi' pipe leading to cab, which 
runs into the back of the throttle, where 
a Y%" plunger valve is placed. When 
the engineer shuts off engine, the throttle 
going against this small plunger hauls 
air from this reservoir in the furnace to 
three small jets, located one on each side 
of the firebox and one directly above 
the firebox. This not only prevents 
l)]ack smoke, but also keeps the fire 

bright while engine is shut off. Thus 
the steam is kept in uniform pressure on 
account of better combustion, saving 
coal and preventing black smoke. 

Engine 1584 is also equipped with 
checkard arch and ring blower. During 
a period of intensive switching from 3.30 
p. m. to 6.30 p. m., weather conditions 
clear and about forty degrees above zero, 
using coal about thirty per cent, slack, it 
burned 145 scoops of coal of twelve pounds 
of coal each, or 1740 pounds of coal, less 
than a ton in three hours. The engine 
also consumed 2500 gallons of water. 

Record Flour Cargo from 
Locust Point 

By F. W. Melis 
Export Clerk 

|UR facihties in Baltimore have 
the interesting habit of breaking 

fflfflSl records. Our Curtis Bay Coal 
IS^MoA Pier stands in a class by itself 
for handling the precious black mineral 
so much in demand in European countries. 
This time, however, it is Locust Point 
that clamors for recognition, with a pure 
white vegetable — good American flour, 
just now more highly esteemed than gold 
in half the world. Here is a summary 
of the record loading as supplied by the 
office of agent W. T. Moore: 

Record Flour Cargo Loading of Steamship 
Challenger at Locust Point 

Arrived Pier 8 10 a. m., 5-11-19. 

Commenced to load 8 a. m., 5-12-19. 

Finished loading 4 p. m., 5-16-19.- 

Sailed 11.30 a. m., 5-17-19. 

Actual time of loading 55 Hours. 

318 cars containing 161,240 sacks of fiour: 
Weight 11,286.16 short tons or 
10,002 long tons. 
Steamship listed as 10,000 tons capacity. 
Grain capacity, 631,430 cubic feet. . s 

The Challenger is 410 feet long, fifty-six 
feet beam, and thirty-two feet molded 



Depth of steamer when she sailed was 
thirty-one feet one inch. 

The Atlantic Transport Company man- 
aged and operated this steamer with a 
crew of forty-six men, her destina- 
tion being Falmouth, England, for 

The quick work of loading this vessel 
in fifty-five hours was made possible by 
the modern facilities for handling freight 
at our Pier 8, Locust Point, and the good 
work of the Atlantic Transport Company's 

Other recent interesting movements 
from Locust Point have been: S. S. 
Manhattan, loaded with 246 cars of 
flour on November 14, 1918; the S. S. 
Hewitt, with 214 cars of meat and fat 
provisions on March 12; the S. S. Ny- 
anza, with 314 cars of lard and boxed 
meats on March 31; and the S. S. Eastern 
Queen, with 221 cars of flour on April 25. 

The Star-Spangled Banner Revised 
for Americans 

By George J. Maisch 
Division Claim Agent, Pittsburgh 

fSTy^N THE account of the recent 
Kill SAFETY rally at Pittsburgh as 
Ili^p ^J given in the May issue of the 
Employes Magazine, in refer- 
ring to the fact that the words of the 
Star-Spangled Banner" were thrown 
on the screen, the writer of the article 
asked the question, *'How long — how long 
will this be necessary for an American 
audience? " 

In this connection the Des Moines 
Capital quotes the following as read at 
a recent Baptist convention: 

Oh Say, Can You Sing? 

"O, say, can you sing" from the start to the end 
''What so proudly" you stand for when or- 
chestras play it? 
When the whole congregation, in voices that 

Strike up the grand tune and then torture and 
slay it? 

How valiant they shout when they're first 

starting out; 
But ''the dawn's early light" finds them 

floundering about. 
'Tis "The Star-Spangled Banner" they're trying 

to sing, 

But they don't know the words of the precious 
brave thing. 

Hark, "the twilight's last gleaming" has some 
of them stopped, 
But the valiant survivors press forward 

To "the ramparts we watched," when some 

others are dropped, 
And the loss of the leaders is manifest keenly. 
Then "the rocket's red glare" gives the bravest 

a scare, 

And there's few left to face the "bombs 

bursting in air;" 
'Tis a thin line of heroes that manage to save 
The last of the verse and "the hofne of the 


That there is, unfortunately, as much 
truth as poetry in this for the average 
American is further substantiated by a 
story I recently heard from a returned 
soldier of the 28th Division, as follows: 

An Irishman on guard was approached 
by an officer in American uniform, who, 
when challenged, could not give the 
necessary pass-word, but said, "I'm an 
officer of the United States Army." The 
sentinel replied ''Repeat the words of the 
'Star-Spangled Banner,'" The officer 
floundered about badly for a time until 
the Irishman cut short his suffering with, 
"Pass, sor, you're a good American 



Brightening His Corner 

By Patrick Lucey 

Agent, St. George Transfer Station 

The following is the fourth in the series " Representative Employes of the Railroad," 
and will be followed by other similar sketches until each division has had its repre- 
sentative appear. The selection of one man to represent a division does not mean that 
he is the only employe worthy of the distinction — rather that he is representative of the 
good character and fine record attained by other of his coworkers. 

If doing the ordinary things of life well and thoroughly is a virtue, and if 
the practice of virtue is characteristic of nobility of spirit, then there are 
among our railroad workers, many who remind us of those most famous lines 
from the most famous of elegies: 

"Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, 
And waste its sweetness on the desert air." 

Yet we know of nothing more worth while in life than the friendship and 
respect of those with whom we work day by day. And though many would 
call the subject of this sketch an "unseen flower," we who work with him feel 
that, measured by this standard, the life of Alexander Layman, our receiving 
clerk at Pier 21, East River, is a fragrant one indeed. He is always in tune 
with the refrain: "brighten the corner where you are." 

Mr. Layman has been with us for a generation, if twenty years can be 
counted as such, a living example of integrity and honesty in words and deeds, 
a tonic of cheerful disposition. 

Entering the service at old Pier 27, East River (now Pier 21), under age*-*- 
W. B. Biggs, now Terminal agent, our good friend acquitted himself well, first 
as a delivering clerk and then as receiving clerk. From Pier 27, East River, 
he went to Pier 22, North River, as receiving clerk, on August 1 , 1 907, return- 
ing to Pier 21, East River, when that Pier was rebuilt and occupied by our 
Railroad. There he has worked ever since under agent J. T. Gorman. 

To many the work of a receiving clerk looks like a stultifying regularity of 
routine, producing carelessness by monotony. Of the indifferent clerk that is 
always true, but when properly filled, few other positions call for such dissimi- 
lar characteristics as fidelity to detail and precept on the one hand, tact and 
diplomacy on the other. 

The receiving clerk's job demands the qualities of the traffic agent and the 
claim agent. To the shipper who gives us our revenue, the receiving clerk is 
the Railroad itself. From him the public judges the character of the trans- 
portation company. If he is careful and solicitous of patrons, he impels them 
to take further advantage of the facilities afforded. If he is arrogant, the 
company loses business. Mr. Layman has a knack all his own in handling 
the public. He knows his position well, does his work conscientiously, and 
has an eager and willing ear for suggestions. 

Without that Monday morning grouch, which drives the sunshine of friend- 
ship from so many faces, Mr. Layman is at his post day in and day out. Always 
smiling and apparently always happy, he is under no stars of humor; semper idem. 
His is not the the disposition to be soured by circumstances, nor to change to suit 
the vaporings of quacks. Nor is he verbose — his actions speak louder than words. 



Baltimore and Ohio 
Employes Magazine 

Robert M. Van Sant, Editor 
Office, Mount Royal Station, Baltimore, Md. 
Herbert D. Stitt, Staff Artist 
George B. Lucket, Staff Photographer 

The Menace of the Train Rider 



IT IS now well substantiated that 
the railroad wreck at Dunkirk, 
N. Y., on the morning of July 1, 
was caused by a man stealing a 
on the train. The baggageman, 
engineman, fireman, eight passengers 
and the trespasser were killed, and 
seventeen passengers were injured. In- 
vestigation proved that the automatic 
and flagman's signals would have made 
the road absolutely safe had the brakes 
worked. The dying statement of the 
engineer was that the brakes did not 
hold, however, and an examination 
showed that the trespasser had been 
tampering with the air brake angle cock 
at the rear end of the tender. The 
Railway Age comments as follows on 
this phase of the accident: 

"This trespasser was identified as 
Charles Schiller. He was a resident of 
Dunkirk, which tends to confirm the 
supposition that, finding that the train 
was likely to pass through the town with- 
out stopping, he decided to himself apply 
the brakes and mistakenly assumed that 
he could do this by turning the angle 

This frightful lesson on the menace of 
the man who persists in stealing rides 
strikes deep. A train crew practically 
wiped out, a large number of passengers 
killed and injured and a heavy financial 
loss to the railroad in question, such 
disasters bring home a telhng lesson to 
evervone of us. 

If there was ever any romance attached 
to the risky exploits of unfortunates who 
made it their business to steal rides, su'^h 
an incident - as this turns them into 
dangerous and overwhelming tragedies. 
The man who steals rides on trains is 
often so subnormal intellectually and 
morally not to care about the safety of 
others. But whether a typical ne'er-do- 
well or one of those pecuHar individuals 
who call it a smart trick to break the law 
by defrauding the railroad, he is an ab- 
solute menace to everybody who runs 
or rides a train. 

Here is one specific thing which we 
can do during our No-Accident campaign. 
The train rider is a dangerous menace 
and the attitude toward him should be the 
uncompromisingly one of "No Quarter." 

**The Sound of Engines Working 
Hard is Music 

pg^HROM an Enghsh railroad maga- 
\jt J zine, The Railroad and Travel 
Monthly, we get the following 
inspiration, through the pen of 
one who has done his bit to keep the cars 
moving: "But the sound of two engines 
working really hard up a bank is music, 
in the ear of a railwayist who pictures to 
himself what is going on at the 'front 
end.' " 

The greatest thing a business man can 
hope for, the strongest stimulus to go 
forward, the one thing that gives us a 
thrill of pleasure in performing our daily 
tasks, is to be able to see the results of 
our own work, to be able to look back 
when tomorrow comes upon what we 
have accomplished today, with the satis- 
faction that we have done our best. 
We can only experience this satisfaction 
by making every minute count. There- 
fore, let this be our slogan for the month: 
"Make use of time, if thou lovest Eter- 

Know yesterday cannot he recalled, 
Tomorrow cannot be assured, 
Today only is thine; 

Which, if thou procrastinate, thou losest; 
Which, lod, is hnt forever.'' 

— M. T. S. 



New Worlds to Conquer 

HHE American soldier not content 
with crossing the Atlantic and 
seeing a large part of the world, 
is anxious to keep on traveUng. 
This is indicated by the great demand 
for books of travel, and maps, at the club 
for enlisted men maintained by the Red 
Cross at Trier, Germany. In the read- 
ing room there, the most popular table 
is the one on which stands a globe of the 
world. This is consulted daily b}' groups 
of soldiers who have fairly worn grooves 
in its surface tracing pathways to other 
parts of the world. Books on South 
America lead in popularity. Next in 
demand are technical books on mechanics 
and agriculture, American historv' and 
modern fiction. Apparently the Army 
of Occupation is through with war stories, 
for the books read so eagerly before the 
armistice are idle upon the shelves. 

James Whitcomb Riley Has Come 
to Our Library 

come to our Emploj'es' Library 
and he has come to stay. He 
visited many homes while he was 
ahve; and, now that he has left us, his 
spirit is in more and more homes. He 
was, perhaps, America's happiest poet, 
telling beautifully of the real things that 
make up the hves of most of us, with that 
easy, simple style that in reading brings 
liim as near as your dearest friend can 
be near to you. 

We have in our Library, for the enjoy- 
ment of our employes, a complete set 
of his pubhshed works. You will spend 
many a happy hour with them, whenever 
you pick up a Riley stor}'. Just write 
the Librarian at ]Mt. Royal Station for 
one of the volumes and she will be glad 
to send it to you to read. 

Soldier Sons of Maryland 

(Song to the returning soldier sons of Maryland. To be sung to the tune of "Maryland, My Maryland' 

By Louis M 

In the Baltimore " 
Hurrah! Our heroes, brave, return! 

Soldier sons of Maryland! 
Behold the home fires brightly burn, 

Welcome! sons of Maryland! 
Although the road was rough and long 
Ye marched with ringing battle-song 
To fight and triumph over wrong. 

Valiant sons of Maryland! 

An eager throng now waits to greet 

Gallant sons of Maryland! 
Who challenged death, but shunned defeat — 

Fearless sons of Maryland! 
The victor's crowning wreath of bay 
Upon each brow we'll proudly lay, 
While for the joys of peace we pray. 

Valiant sons of Maryland! 

In France ye stood on battered fields, 

Loyal sons of Maryland! 
And formed a line of living shields. 

Worthy sons of Maryland! 
When to the battle charge ye leapt 
The Prussian hordes were backward swept, 
'Twas thus the faith ye bravely kept. 

Valiant sons of Maryland! 


The torch from failing hands ye caught, 

Dauntless sons of Maryland! 
To raise it gleaming as ye fought. 

Martial sons of Maryland! 
And now its light illumes the world, 
For Freedom's banner is unfurled 
And tyrant thrones are downward hurled. 

Valiant sons of Maryland! 

♦ -tt * * 
And those who sleep in some green spot — 

Sacred sons of Maryland! 
By us shall never be forgot — ■ 

Honored sons of Maryland! 
Our thoughts shall never cease to flow 
Toward the crosses, row on row. 
Where larks still sing and poppies grow 

O'er the sons of Maryland. 

Knights-errant who have won your quest, 

Faithful sons of Maryland! 
In love's embraces pause and rest, 

Noble sons of Maryland! 
Crusaders, who have blazed the name 
Of hero on the page of fame. 
Stand forth, the hero's chaplet claim, 

Valiant sons of Marylandl 

As Seen by 

The Hun at the Hair of Mirrors 

—From The Baltimore American. Congress' Little Problem of Reconstruction 

Mere Woman: Pardon me, Sir, can you tell me who is dead? 
Mere Man: John Barleycorn, Madam; he died on June 30 
Mere Woman: Oh, did he? I didn't even know he was sick 


the Cartoonists 

Our Own f)aU of fame 

Wreckmasters Are Necessary Evils but They Some 
times Become Famous— This Y. M. C. A. Secretary 
Worked from Reveille until after Taps 

He *'Bucked" the Engineers and 
Made Good 

By W. F. Cochrane 

^RECKMASTER Mark Longdon, 
of the Storrs outfit, always wears 
the ^'cheero" smile which you 
see in the accompanying picture. 
He has been continuously in the employ 
of the Baltimore and Ohio since April, 
1887, when he started work as a laborer 
at the old Zaleski Shops. On December 
1, 1889, he came to Cincinnati as a car- 
penter in the car shop at Stock Yards, 
remaining there until July, 1901, when 
he was promoted and placed in charge of 
the newly opened repair track at Storrs. 
This position he still fills, in addition to 
his duties of wreckmaster. 

His long years of service, together with 
his ability as a wreckman, have made 
him known from one end of the Road to 
the other. Owing to its peculiar situa- 
tion, the Storrs outfit handles a great 
amount of work. Storrs is the terminus 
of three divisions, Indiana, Ohio and 
Toledo, and the outfit makes many trips 
over all the divisions as well as keeping 
open the miles of rail within the exten- 
sive Cincinnati Terminals themselves. 

After the disastrous flood some years 
ago, his outfit was for more than thirty 

days on the fines of the Toledo Division, 
clearing away debris and opening up the 
right-of-way. It was at this time that 
wreckmaster Longdon won the personal 
commendation of the supervisor of Trans- 
portation and the General superinten- 
dent, one feat in particular being worthy 
of notice. This was the removal intact 
of a heavy bridge, which had been 
washed off its abutments and had fallen 

Mark Longdon 




across the main line from the right-of-way 
of a nearby traction company. The En- 
gineering Department was for cutting 
the bridge in two; they thought it was 
too hea\y for the Storrs crane. But 
after hstening to the arguments of Mr. 
Longdon, who was in favor of removing 
it intact, they gave in, and in less than a 
day the bridge was removed and the 
right-of-way was cleared. 

We could mention other jobs of special 
note which Mr. Longdon has handled, 
but space will not permit. In all his 
years of service Mr. Longdon has lost 
but a few days on account of sickness 
and has had but one vacation. 

At yarn-spinning time at Storrs, the 
feats of Mr. Longdon are always the 
leaders. Yet he lets the others do the 
talking about ''past performances," for 
he is usually working up new ideas to 
hghten the work of the wreck men. 

Stacy of Riverside 

By an Ex-Doughboy 

HE recent membership week of 
the railroad Y. M. C. A. brought 
many pleasant surprises. To our 
Baltimore employes especially, 
who have followed sympathetically dur- 
ing the last few years the splendid work 
of T. E. Stac}^ Secretary of the Riverside 
Branch, the greatly enlarged member- 
ship, brought about by real cooperation 
on the part of officials and other workers, 
is reason for sincere gratification. 

Mr. Stacy's job has been an uphill 
fight since he came to Riverside. But 
he did not know how to quit, despite the 
discouragements he faced. Setbacks 
have only made him grit his teeth a bit 
harder and smile as he said to his friends : 
"Well, we will see it through somehow." 

Few men realize the difficulties which 
beset a railroad Y. M. C. A. secretary. 
But those of us who have been in inti- 
mate touch with Mr. Stacy's jobs at 
Riverside know how tactfully he has 
handled them, how many friends he has 
made, the burdensome, worrisome work 
he has carried almost altogether on his 
own sturdy shoulders, and, throughout 
all, the steadfastness with which he has 

stuck to his supreme purpose of making 
better men. 

.''I know," he recently said to the 
writer, "that one of my jobs is providing 
an attractive restaurant with good food 
and quick service for our men at River- 
side; also to arrange to the limit of our 
resources for baths and bedding ac- 
commodations, games, reading matter, 
etc. Some of our members are good 
enough to say that I do this as best I 

"But if this were alb I felt my duties 
to be," he continued, with a smile, ''I 
might just as well run a hotel. And, 
by the w^ay, there is more money in the 
hotel business than there is in my job. 

"Above and beyond all my other 
tasks, I want to make my work count 
for better manhood among our railroad 
boys. I try to make them understand 
that it always pays to play the game of 
life absolutely on the square. And I 
am most thankful for the fellows who 
have been helped in this way." 

Mr. Stacy is a big, good-natured, at- 
tractive, two-fisted fellow, who can run 
the details of an annual picnic as well 
as he can call sinners to repentance with 
his sweet-toned cornet in ' meetin'." 
He volunteered for Army service during 
the Spanish-American War, and served 
with credit in one of the fever-laden 
camps in this country before being sent 
to Cuba, where he saw active service. 
When the call came for Y. M. C. A. men 
to fill the important niche that the Great 
War cut out for them in the mobilization 
of our forces, Mr. Stacy shot his right 
hand up to a quick salute of assent. 

He Was first sent to Camp Meade, 
where I knew him. He was up for 
reveille with the boys at 5.15, and often 
at night I have seen the lights going in 
the room he was using as his temporary 
quarters (by special permission, long 
after taps), straightening out his rough 
facihties so that he could be of real serv- 
ice to the soldiers. Night after night 
he shouldered a big bag of United States 
Mail and parcels and trudged through 
the sandy soil of Camp Meade to get 
the home going packages in the first 
available post. 

He was deprived of the dangerous 



service of the front lines only because the 
Railroad needed him and called him back 
to Riverside a few months after the War 

Such men as Stacy make the world 
better to live in and they deserve every 
bit of sympathetic support that we can 
give them. 


Statement of Pension Feature 

The following employes were honorably retired during the month of Jime, 1919, and pensions 
were granted them : 






Ashby, Bernard. 

Campbell, Urias 

Carr, John 

Dent, Frank E 

Eldridge, Eugene L. . 

Gray, Walter S 

Greiner, Jacob 

Lowney, Dennis 

McNeil, Merton H. . . 
Peddicord, George C 

Ray, Milton 

Robosson, Nelson O . 
Sersain, James A. . . . 

Smith, J. C 

Vaughan, John A 

Yergan, Frederick . . . 

Special Representa- 




Night Baggage Agent 

Mason Helper 





Track Foreman 


Crossing Watchman. 

Ticket Agent 


Locomotive Cleaner. . 

C. T. 

M. of W 
M. P. . . 
C. T.. 
M. of W. 
C. T. . . 
M. of W 
C. T... . 
C. T . . . 
M. P. . . 
M. P... 









Chicago Terminal. 




















Ohio River 


Cumberland ...... 


The payments to pensioned employes constitute a special roll, contributed by the Company. 

During the calendar year of 1918, $322,188.20 was paid out through the Pension Feature to those 
who had been honorably retired. 

The total payments since the inauguration of the Pension Feature on October 1, 1884, amount 
to $3,725,291.60. 

The following employes, after serving the Company faithfully for a number of years, have died: 









Hayhurst, William H 
Reynolds, John F 
Ritchie, George. . . 

Kiser, Ambrose 

Hardie, William D . 
Shipley, William M 
Jarvis, Frank M 

Blacksmith M. P . 

Track Foreman M. of W 

Machinist M. P 

Crossing Watchman C. T. 

Blacksmith Helper M. P 

Engineman C. T. 

Yard Clerk C. T, 

Captain Master C. T. 

Cumberland. . June 7,1919 33 

Wheeling June 17, 1919. 41 

Connellsville June 13, 1919 24 

Cumberland. June 16, 1919. 11 

Baltimore May 29, 1919. 31 

Monongah May 7,1919.. 42 

Pittsburgh June 6,1919. 37 

Baltimore ■ June 9, 1919.. 41 

Letters of a Self-Made Failure 

By Maurice Switzer 

This is the sixth installment of a continued story that is runnmg by special arrangement 
with The Leslie-Judge Company in The Baltimore axd Ohio Employes Magazine. In 
succeeding ii^.^mes sections of the hook wHl appear until the story is finished. — The Editor. 

Oldburg, August 1, 1913. 
Deae Bob: 

Hot? Well, since you referred to the 
fact I have noticed that there seems to be 
an over-abundance of superheated atmos- 
phere in town this week. 

I suppose I wouldn't have paid any par- 
ticular attention to it had I been fully 
occupied, but as I haven't done four 
hours' real work a da}', recently, I have 
had time to invent or}- a few phj'sical 

When you find that 3'our tooth has 
stopped aching by the time you get to the 
dentist's, it-i? because your dread of the 
forceps has occupied your mind to the 
exclusion of all other thoughts. It's a 
psychological condition and most of our 
little worries are the same thing. 

No one who has time to complain of 
the weather has any real trouble, so let's 
be thankful that we're only hot, and not 
homeless and hungry. 

I've often thought that the medical 
fraternity ought to get together some day 
and erect a monument to ''Indolence." 
That particular state has provided sani- 
tariums with more well-paying patients 
than all the other States in the Union. 
However, this is not a complaint, it's 
merely an observation on human frailty. 

I once went on a fishing trip with a 
tenderfoot friend of mine who had read 
a lot about the joys of camp life and 
thought he'd like to sample them. 

I don't know what he expected to find, 
but from the first da}' out he complained 
about everything from the flavor of the 

coffee to the croaking of the frogs. On 
the second day he was ready to quit, and 
when he found that he would have to 
stick it out to the end of the week, he ex- 
hausted his picturesque vocabulary' in 
calling himself all varieties of a nut for 
ever leaving the soft comforts of the city 
for the discomforts of the open; and for 
once every^body agreed with him. 

The bunch wished him on me one morn- 
ing, so I took him fishing in a ropi^'boat, at 
the bottom of which we had stored our 
lunch, expecting to be gone most of the 

Just about noon a stiff wind sprang up 
and blew so hard that it kicked up a con- 
siderable sea against which I couldn't 
make any headway. The spray came 
over our low gunwales, wetting us to the 
skin, the bottom of our boat was awash 
and our lunch was ruined. There was 
nothing to do but keep out of the trough 
of the sea and try to make either shore of 
the lake, which was about a mile wide. 
After an hour's kilhng work I succeeded 
in beaching the craft, which had sprung 
a leak, on a rocky shore a good fifteen 
miles from camp. There we stayed for 
five hours while the gale raged. We were 
wet, miserable and hungry, dusk was ap- 
proaching and the prospect for spending 
the night in the high grass was tho only 
safe bet in sight. 

Ignatius sat on a rock and choked with 
emotion. "I'd give a hundred dollars," 
said he, ''to any fellow with a gas boat to 
tow me back to that rotten camp with its 
tough grub and concrete beds!" 




We spent the night in the woods and 
tried to keep warm by batthng wHh the 
mosquitoes. They sent a launch for us 
at daybreak, and when Ignatius got back 
to camp, the way he absorbed leather- 
bound biscuits, lapped up muddy coffee 
and stowed away bacon would have re- 
minded you of one of those show-window 
demonstrations of a vacuum cleaner in 
full action. 

He slept that night like a babe in its 
mother's arms — and several nights there- 
after — and he didn't go home at the end 
of the week. He had had his first taste 
of adversity, came out alive, and even the 
wilderness looked beautiful to him. 

I'm sorry that you are not coming here 
on your vacation, but no doubt a com- 
plete change of scene will do you more 

Getting into the tall timber is not only 
a great physical tonic, but to a thoughtful 
man it's a mental bracer as well. 

There's nothing that emphasizes our 
utter insignificance with such telling effect 
as getting into contrast with the big 
things of creation. 

I never felt so much like a mere insect 
as the day I first had a look at Niagara 
Falls. The fellow who can stand at the 
bottom of that cataract and still retain 
any considerable opinion of his own mag- 
nitude would have nerve enough to re- 
write the Decalogue; but there are some 
persons with a case-hardened ego. 

I'm glad 3^ou decided to take a vaca- 
tion. Some people maintain that a peri- 
odical rest is unnecessary, but I disagree 
with that view. Change in everything is 
essential; it's the law of the universe, and 
what is good for Nature can never harm 
man. Alonotony dulls the wits. There 
is a saying that you can't get too much of 
a good thing; but when there's too much 
of a thing it ceases to be good. 

We value health only when sickness 
sends us to the mat, and to appreciate the 
joy of work to the full, we must first have 
been denied it. 

By all means take your vacation. The 
more you are missed at the office the 
warmer will be your welcome on your 
return. If your absence goes uimoticcd, 
it will take some of the conceit out of you 
and perhaps inspire you to better effort. 

There are generally two kinds of men 
who are opposed to vacations; one is the 
fellow who is afraid to go away in the 
dread that the boss will find out during 
his absence how little he amounts to ; the 
other is the chap who wants to create the 
impression that he is a tireless worker. 

The kind of a job that you have to 
eternally sit on and watch isn't worth 
holding, or if it is, you're the wrong party 
in it. When you don't feel at the bottom 
of your heart that you are producing — 
that you're making good every hour in 
the twenty-four — then you can lay ten 
dollars to a tin beer-seal you're not: you 
can't fool your conscience. Don't waste 
time watching a job that's too big for you; 
go out and land one that fits your capac- 
ity and you'll be happier in the end. 

Play an open game, especially with 
yourself. Stand on your merits ; insist on 
getting what's coming to you, but don't 
overlook giving the other fellow his due. 

Never be afraid that somebody will 
find out how to do a certain thing as well 
as you can. If you know only one thing 
you're in a bad way, and as a rule the 
fellow who is afraid some one will find out 
what he knows, never knows anything 
worth finding out. 

Take a few days off and don't bother 
about the lad who may put something 
over while you're gone; if a breath can 
dethrone you, the empire isn't worth 

Don't waste time trying to discover 
what's in the mind of someone else; it's 
the job of a lifetime sizing up yourself. 
I'm always suspicious of a man who won't 
take a vacation. It isn't the nature of a 
normal man to stick to any eternal grind 
when he gets an opportunity for a bit of 
honest relaxation. Mostly that sort of a 
play is made to the grand stand. 

The man who doesn't care for fresh air, 
the sea, the rolling hills, green valleys and 
streams or the perfume of summer woods, 
who can find no inspiration in the broad 
amphitheater of nature, has a kink in his 
mental makeup. 

If you don't know how to loaf you can't 
know how to la])or. There is no rest like 
that which is earned after work well done, 
and there is no work better done than 
that which is enjoyed after a little idleness 



The man who hves close to the soil 
requires a change of scene merely as a 
matter of education. His business is 
manual labor and his avocation is more 
or less intellectual. He devotes his even- 
ings to the improvement of his mind, not 
because he is a wiser man than his city 
cousin, but generally for the reason that 
he has nothing else to do. He is not 

But you fellows who toil in over-popu- 
lated canyons, dine in over-decorated 
caravansaries and sleep in under-venti- 
lated caves, need a change. You've 
got to get an occasional glimpse of 
normal life to keep 3^ou from acquir- 
ing an abnormal point of view, the 
natural sequence of 3'our artificial mode 
of existence. 

By all means take your vacation. The more you are missed at the office the warmer will be 
your welcome on your return 

tempted by a thousand divertisements. 
Once in awhile he may invest in a gold 
brick, but he doesn't mistake excitement 
for amusement — the species of green 
goods that is handed out to half a million 
city wise guys, on little old Broadway, 
seven nights in the week all the year 

The man who can derive both profit 
and pleasure from the exercise of his men- 
tal and physical /unctions needs no recre- 
ation; he is developing the best human 
instincts: thought and work. 

When I first came back here I couldn't 
sleep at night because I found the still- 
ness oppressive. I missed the nocturnal 
noises of a big metropolis. I was like the 
city-broke horse that will walk up to a 
snorting motor-car and bite a piece out 
of the tire without batting an eye, yet 
who would throw a fit at the falliiig of a 
leaf in a peaceful country lane. And now 
the quiet of this bucolic burg has so 
changed me that the trolley cars of a 
third-class town will keep me awake in 
the night. Yet, time was when I could 



carry on a connected convei'sation and 
even enjoy a dinner at any lobster palace 
in Manhattan's radiant pleasure belt, in 
spite of the orchestra! 

There are some men who have learned 
to systematize their lives as they have 
their businesses. That sort of a man 
doesn't need a rest, but there are few of 
his particular type in New York. Rest- 
ing is never rusting to the man who has 
periodically oiled his mental machinery 
with a little relaxation. ''Change your 
act," is the motto of the vaudeville mana- 
ger; and it's a pretty good rule in life to 
change your dail}' activities, lest you go 
stale, flat and unprofitable. 

Don't worry just now about the accu- 
mulation of work that will confront you 
on your return. Learn how^ to regulate 
your work so that it will not accumulate 
in the future. 

I wouldn't have a man in ni}^ employ 
who couldn't keep up with the band- 
wagon. If the man was too light for the 
job, I would get another man; if the work 
was too heavy for one man, I would get 
him an assistant, and if he was one of 
those fellows who decline assistance, I 
would fire him all the quicker for fear the 

time would come when I couldn't get 
along very comfortably without him. 

Set your house in order, my boy. 
Don't tr}^ to do two men's work. If you 
fill one man's job and do it thoroughly, 
you can stand on your record. Systema- 
tize j^our work so that you can leave your 
desk any day without embarrassing or 
even disrupting the orderly routine of the 
business. That's the test of true effi- 
ciency in the man, and a sure sign of the 
lack of it in the house that doesn't make 
that principle a law. 

Vacation never spoiled a really good 
man. If you acquire the loaf-habit after 
a few weeks off, you are merely develop- 
ing a disease that was in your blood. 
Temptation only makes a thief of the 
weak. One drink may start an appetite 
for booze, but the appetite must be there 
to begin with. 

I'm strong for work, but there is a reas- 
onable limit to work, just as there is to idle- 
ness, wealth, worry, enthusiasm, friend- 
ship — everything, in fact, but honesty. 

Enjo}^ 3^ourself, old man, forget the 
grind and go fishing. 

Your affectionate brother, 

The Victory Garden has come to stay. Those who have planted them 
once won't have to be urged to plant again — there is too much pleasure 
in the stimulating recreation, and food satisfaction in the fresh vegetables. 
But we want to make our circle of gardeners ever increasing in numbers 
and [pictures of successful gardens published in the MAGAZINE will help 
the good work. When your "hopefuls" are big enough to talk for 
themselves, get some pictures of them and send along to the editor. 
If you are proud enough of them to get into the picture yourself, so 
much the better. 


"And what is so rare as a day in Juns? 
Then, if ever, come perfect days; 
Then Heaven tries the earth if it be in tune, 
And over it softly her warm ear lays." 

Office of Auditor Coal and Coke 
Receipts Out Strong For Second 
Annual Field Day 

By John Limpert 

[HE accompanying picture was taken 
at the Second Annual Field Day, held 
by the employes of this office at West- 
port, Saturday afternoon, June 28. 
To Charles P. Spedden is due all the credit for 
the complete success of this affair. Charles is 
happiest when making others happy. 

There wa^.ice cream for the ladies, with cake 
and lemonade to boot, not once around, but all 

they could eat. (One of them was seen consum- 
ing ten blocks.) There were "hot dog" sand- 
wiches galore for the men, with oodles of soft 
drinks to wash them down. The weather was 

The afternoon was started by a six inning ball 
game between the married and single men of the 
office, the benedicts winning by a 9 to 8 count. 
The old guard was there! 

After the ball game came the pic eating con- 
test, and it was some scream. Not being i,er- 
mitted to take hold of the pie with their hands, 
it was a case of going in face first, and after the 
first minute or two, it was a hard matter to tell 

"Hail, hail, the gang's all here" 
Outing of Office of Auditor Coal and Coke Receipts 




just who was who, what with blackberry spread 
from ear to ear and chin to forehead. It was 
enough to make anybody laugh. Why even 
Frank Miller smiled. Edward Kimball carried 
off the honors. 

Then came several running races, decided as 

follows: 220 yard dash— married men, winner, 
Alois Link; 220 yard dash— single men, winner, 
Edward Kimball; 100 yard dash— ladies, win- 
ner, ]\Iiss Edith Garner. 

The last race was a nip and tuck affair be- 
tween the winner and Miss Johnson, who ran 


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even until the last few strides, when Miss 
Garner pulled away slightly and won by a nose. 

The potato race was captured by Miss Kyle. 

The last contest was for the ladies and listed 
as "Gold Diggers." Money was buried in the 
sand and the contestants had to dig it out. 
This was quite interesting and was won by Mrs. 
Grafton, who recovered fifteen cents out of a 
ton or so of sand. 

A prize was awarded the winner in each con- 

After these events the big surprise of the day 
was sprung. Quite a bit of curiosity was 
aroused by the appearance of a platform, some 
twenty by forty feet, but this was all cleared 
up when a quartette of musicians made their 
appearance and in less time than it takes to tell, 
we had a fine dancing floor, wax and everything, 
and round and round they went until twilight 
settled down over the park and the crowd 
wended their way home, tired but happy. 

Auditor Disbursements Office 
Honors Returning Service 
Men with Banquet 
By John C. Svec 

ON JUNE 25, our Welfare Association 
ga-v*e a banquet at the Emerson Hotel, 
Baltimore, in honor of our fellow clerks 
who served overseas. G. H. Pryor, 
our auditor, was Toastmaster. A silent toast 
was given to Charles N. Foster, who made the 
supreme sacrifice. 

The principal speakers of the evening were: 
J. J. Ekin, Federal auditor, who paid glorious 
tribute to our boys; S. W. Hill, assistant audi- 
tor Disbursements, who responded to the toast, 
"Welcome," and J. F. Donovan, our chief clerk, 
whose subject was along the lines of "How Glad 
We Are to Have You Back." A complete 
musical show, with the girls as principals, was 
the evening's entertainment. The boys all 
seemed to be in favor of having a banquet once 
a month, so well did they enjoy the affair, 
which ended in the wee small hours, with slight 
casualties on both sides. 

The guests of honor were as follows: G. L. 
Burns, 464th Engineers; T. D. Campbell, L. 
M. Dwyer, W. J. Jubb, T. A. Murphy, H. Fan- 
ning, V. J. Yealdhall, 117th Trench Mortar 
Battery; H. A. Roddy, 6th Trench Mortar 

Battery; J. L. Sherwood, 315th Regiment; 
G. W. Mettle, C. D. Knowles and Ge